Honda acknowledges that its current European diesels will not meet upcoming US and Japanese emissions regulations, but unlike many other manufacturers, the company thinks that it has a cost-effective solution to the problem. Four- and six-cylinder powerplants are said to be under consideration at this time, targeted towards what Honda calls "large light-duty vehicles" - the segment that Honda sees as the best application for clean diesel. The company will still be using hybrids as their high-efficiency powerplant of choice for smaller vehicles.


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