Petrol has become the recent headache for common man with its ever increasing price. At the wake of this, India has seen the rise of diesel cars which are presently at a high demand. However, the intentions of Honda still remain a mystery. Whether it is the rising petrol prices or the quest to reach the apex mark in the Indian market, no one knows yet. According to a Honda official, the firm is working on the development of diesel engines back in Japan.
“The Research and Development team in Japan is developing diesel engines. It is premature to say that the products will be rolled out on diesel (platform),” said India Senior Vice-President (Sales and Marketing), Jnaneswar Sen. He revealed that these diesel engines are being developed specially for the Indian market since the demand for the same is not as much in other foreign markets.
According to various sources, the Honda City will be the first car to get the diesel powered motor. After this, the Jazz may also feature a diesel engine. The new CR-V which is expected to arrive by 2012 may also be powered by a diesel engine along with the Honda Accord.