One of the best ways to boost fuel economy and reduce emissions, all at the same time, is by switching to clean diesel architecture. That move was made by Volkswagen around the world almost a decade ago, and how Honda is following suit. The company has released multiple clean diesel models for the 2013 model year and each of them represents a great buy, a commitment to greener driving, and embraces next-generation engine technologies. Consumers in the market for a diesel-based Honda have some really great options available to them this year.
The Honda CR-V has been one of the best compact SUV models over the past two decades, and so it follows that it is one of the best-selling SUVs in the world. The problem, though, has been the CR-V’s relatively cumbersome size and low fuel economy due to that size. The latest diesel model looks to change all of that. In addition to luxury features, including leather seats, a reversing camera, satellite navigation and all-wheel drive, the CR-V’s diesel model is quite a bit greener. Tests of the CR-V’s fuel economy have found it to be capable of as much as 50.4mpg on the combined cycle.
Without a doubt, the Honda Civic is one of the oldest and best-selling medium cars on the market, renowned for its reliability and quality. Initially launched with just a high power 148bhp 2.2 i-DTEC diesel engine, the Civic line-up has recently been expanded with the unveiling of a new super-frugal engine featuring Honda’s latest Earth Dreams technology. The result is a compact hatchback that can achieve fuel economy figures of 78.5mpg, all while producing CO2 emissions of just 94g/km. The new Honda civic, available at Vertu Honda is a great option, so go take one for a test drive and see for yourself how this new Honda is the engine of choice.
The diesel-powered Honda Civic also comes with the option for leather seats, cruise control, a built-in navigation system with a reversing camera. Stability and traction control are also built-in, making the Civic just as safe as it is enjoyable to drive.
Honda might have been a little behind other car makers when it comes to embracing diesel technology, however the company looks set to be making up for lost time. In addition to its diesel-powered Civic and CR-V models, the company has announced plans to bring the technology to more of its existing line-up in the future. Furthermore, it has already developed diesel-specific models for sale in countries like India and Thailand.
Over time, Honda looks to easily transform its worldwide automotive business from one that lagged behind the diesel competition to one that is leading the way towards cleaner-burning fuels, better overall fuel efficiency, and eco-friendly carbon emissions reduction that meets both European and global regulations for new cars. If you decide to buy a diesel Honda, you don’t have to go for new. You can get a great deal on a used Honda at Vertu Honda, rather than paying top price for a brand new one.