Honda decided to refuse dieselNovember 29, 2018
Diesel models will replace electric locomotives and hybrids
Honda plans to abandon diesels in the European market. The manufacturer will replace cars with such power units on electric and hybrid models.
According to Automotive News, the brand expects to refuse from diesel cars by 2021, when the current Civic will replace the new model. The manufacturer plans that in seven years, about two thirds of cars sold on the European market will be equipped with electrified power plants.
The first mass model that Honda intends to offer without a diesel engine will become the CR-V crossover. By March, the model will start selling with a full hybrid powertrain, which will complement the ruler with a conventional 1.5-liter petrol turbo engine. The company expects that the hybrid will have half the demand – the entire brand plans to sell in Europe 60,000 CR-V annually.
At the moment, diesel engines are offered for European versions of Honda Civic and HR-V. The 1.6-liter heavy-duty engine can also be found on the CR-V crossover, which is sold in India, Thailand and the Philippines.
The first Honda electric model is expected to appear in 2019. It will become the sub-compact car Urban EV, whose prototype was shown on a motor show in Frankfurt. His serial version is already undergoing road tests.