June 11, 2008

Honda Accord Diesel Wagon? It Is NOT The Little Differences


Holy crap, Honda. Diesel wagon with a standard 6-speed manual transmission? Forget Europe, this description of the 2008 Honda Accord sounds like it's from freakin' Bizzaro World:standard? :

Honda unveils the new Accord for Europe, with a sportier design, a whole slew of new safety systems and three new engines, all Euro 5 compliant. The new Accord is both wider and slower than the current model, with sharp edges and a wider stance.

The engine line up includes a 2.0-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine (156 ps). Power output is unchanged compared to the current model but fuel economy and emissions are much improved. The 2.4 i-VTEC engine gains 10 ps (200 ps now), as does the new 2.2 i-DTEC diesel engine compared to the i-CTDi engine of the current Accord. The i-DTEC engine outputs 150 ps with 350 Nm of torque. All engines are matched to a 6 speed manual gearbox, Automatic transmissions are an optional for the gasoline engines.

Meanwhile, I'll just be sitting here waiting for the Honda Fit hybrid release date to be announced...

full press release and photos: Honda Accord 2008 [eurocarblog.com]


I know, I have been salivating over these on the Honda UK website for months. The 2.2 Dtec is the engine that Acura will be bringing over here in the TSX next year.

But no TSX wagon in the plan as far as I know.

that's a honda I could get behind. Diesel AND manual...
I can only assume the chances of this ever reaching us are zero.

Why, OH why, do the countries with decent mass transportation only get the good cars???

You know Mazda sold this car in N. Amer up until 2007 (minus the diesel.) The 6 Sport Wagon, and it came in manual if you really wanted it.

Of course, they discontinued it due to poor sales.

[mazda and ford and minus the diesel and $2/gal gas being the difference. -ed.]

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