Honda will display its new 1.6-litre diesel engine along with the hybrid NSX Concept , EV-STER and a prototype of the European CR-V at the Geneva Motor Show.
Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology is a new generation engine series combining performance and economy. Due to be introduced throughout the product range, Honda claims that the new technology will see the company become ‘number one in fuel economy within three years’. The new 1.6-litre diesel will be the first engine from this series and it will be introduced to the new Civic in late 2012. It will be the lightest engine in its class, delivering sub-100 g/km CO2 levels and a class-leading balance of fuel economy and performance.
The hybrid NSX Concept will make its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Highlighting the design and technology direction for Honda’s next generation supercar, the NSX Concept features a V6 mid-mounted engine and will employ a range of new technologies including the innovative Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) hybrid system. It is expected to go on sale within the next three years.
Honda will also present the European CR-V Prototype , a preview model highlighting the exterior styling direction of the all-new fourth generation European Honda CR-V, which is set to go on sale in autumn 2012.
Two new Jazz derivatives will also be displayed for the first time, including the Jazz 1.2 with Idle Stop , which delivers a reduction in CO2 emissions of 3 g/km compared to the standard 1.2 variant and will be available to order in Spring.
The Honda EV-STER will also make its European debut at the show. The EV-STER is an electric rear-wheel drive two-seater open sports car.
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