Honda Car Forum


 

Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Discussion > Honda Technical

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 24 Jun 2011, 12:31 am
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 454
Default Why does North America still not have a diesel Accord?

It does even need urea, like the German offerings, so it should pass emissions.































http://green.autoblog.com/2007/06/07...to-hit-52-mpg/































Com'on Honda, hook us up!















erm, "doesn't"
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 24 Jun 2011, 12:46 am
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,032
Default

Diesel just isn't that popular here, if only because the other diesels we have had were so bad. Not needing urea is not a good sign, either, since the particulate trap models still don't meet California emission standards. The 2007 dateline on the article means it was written just about the time the new federal diesel emission standards were put into effect.































With the popularity of hybrids, which are far more fuel efficient than diesels in town, diesels are slipping farther out of the mainstream. The claimed 52 mpg barely matches the gasoline Prius (which makes it more expensive by the mile) on the highway, while the Prius easily exceeds that in town. For example, the lighter and smaller VW Jetta diesel is officially rated at 30 mpg in town, 42 highway, while the Prius is rated at 51 city, 48 highway. Really - would you choose a car that got 51 mpg city or one that got 30 mpg city?































www.fueleconomy.gov
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 24 Jun 2011, 01:01 am
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 62
Default

Keep in mind that the German's offer all kinds of diesel cars over there but part of the problem is that diesel in Europe is refined alot better than out diesel. So that when you bring lets say that German accord to the U.S. it wont get the fuel mileage that it gets over there and if you refine our diesel the way its refined over there then the price of diesel will triple like it has over in Germany. If you cause the price of diesel to triple then the price of everything goes up. Trains, 18 wheelers run on diesel what to you think is going to happen next...BECAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR...
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 24 Jun 2011, 01:16 am
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 55
Default

my fiance works for honda and they will not be bringing any diesel cars over to north america because...































Honda put out a survey asking people how they feel about diesel cars and trucks. And the majority of people answered that they believe diesel is dirty and is causing pollution (even though diesel is much better on the environment) so honda decided after this that it would not be worth it to them to produce more diesel cars and sell them here. LAME!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is Acura manufactured in North America? Serge P Acura Technical 12 02 Nov 2007 05:15 pm
When is the CVT transmission coming to North America for the Honda Fit? Victor Honda Technical 4 17 Oct 2007 08:42 am
Honda Civic Si Sedan (North America) sny Honda 2 13 18 Jun 2006 05:01 pm
Someone know why this Civic Ferio won't sell in North America? Terry Donaldson Honda 3 10 12 Dec 2003 01:22 pm
New Accord wagons in North America, ever? Mr. Grinch Honda 3 14 08 Sep 2003 08:51 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:47 am.


Attribution:
Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
HondaCarForum.com is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaCarForum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.