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Honda to unveil new 1.6 liter diesel engine at Geneva auto show

ABR Staff Writer Published 08 February 2012

Japanese automaker Honda is planning to unveil the new 118bhp, 1.6 liter diesel engine at the 2012 Geneva motor show in Switzerland.

The new 1.6 is first of the new generation engine is the first in the company's Earth Dreams Technology, a new generation engine series, which will deliver 120PS of max power at 4,000rpm and 300Nm of max torque at 2,000rpm.

The new 1,596cc engine which will offer better fuel economy and performance replaces the current 2.2-litre engine, and will be debuted in new Honda Civic model later this year.

Japanese automaker will also unveil the new European CR-V Prototype and the new NSX Concept at the auto show.

The CR-V Prototype is scheduled to hit the market this year, while the new NSX Concept which is powered by a V6 mid-mounted engine featuring the new Sport Hybrid Super Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) hybrid system which is scheduled to go on sale by next three years.

Honda will also unveil the new EV-STER which is an electric rear wheel drive two-seater open sports car and the two new Jazz derivatives at the show.