Asia Bizz: Japanese auto manufacturer Honda has recently announced its new generation of engines at the Tokyo Motor Show. The engines have been made on the basis of the ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ which allows the engines to generate more power and cuts the emissions.
The range of the petrol engines begins at 660cc, which is actually the requirement for the Japanese Kei cars. The range then continues to 1.3 litres, 1.5 litre, 1.8 litres, 2.0 litres 2.4 litre and 3.5 litres.
Out of these engines, the 1.5 litre, 1.8 litre and 2.4 litre engines would be of interest for the Indian buyers as these cars can be directly fitted in the Civic, Accord and the CR-V respectively. Moreover, even the 3.5 litre engine can be offered for the Accord V6, as it has been downsized in terms of the engine from 3.7 litre engine.
In the future, it can be expected that the sales of the Civic can go up. But they cannot be fitted in the City models as they are too large to fit in cars. With the launch of the new engines, it has signaled that they are concentrating more on the Indian market needs. It can also be expected that the company might come up with a diesel engine as the demand for the diesel cars has gone up due to the high prices of petrol.