Honda Has been making hot versions on its standard cars and slapping a "Type-S’ badge on them for years (civics,TLs, etc.). But now Honda has decided that the latest European Accord (known as the Acura TSX in the U.S.) to get the "S" treatment will be a diesel.
We’ll get out first view at the speedy oil burner in Geneva. The 2.2-liter engine should make 177 hp, which is 29 more than the standard Accord diesel, but 24 hp less than a North American Acura TSX. Other features include 18-inch alloy wheels, clear indicator covers, a Type S badging, and exclusive new paint colors known as "Premium White Pearl" and "Basque Red".
Press release after the jump.
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Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei) said Honda plans to transfer part of the engine production there, and that it has already built assembly lines inside its British plant.
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