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Old 11-04-2012, 07:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Europe: New 1.6 diesel Honda Civic

Pretty impressive figures (imperial):

New 94g/km Honda Civic | Auto Express

Honda releases new 1.6 diesel Civic - What Car?

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Old 11-04-2012, 09:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Shame it's not got an IMA.
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Another option that will in no way ever, EVER be available in the US.

Why? (read this is a fist-shaking-into-the-air "why," not a question).
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What is the reason why they won't ever be sold here?
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Diesel fuel costs more than gasoline in the U.S. unlike in Europe, so fuel cost savings wouldn't be as great in the U.S.

It might be difficult to meet U.S. diesel emissions standards (particulates, NOx) which must be tougher than those in Europe.

The initial cost of a diesel engine is more than an "equivalent" gasoline engine. I feel (no proof) that Americans react more (compared to Europeans) to immediate cost savings rather than to long-term cost savings, so a more expensive diesel Civic might not sell well in the U.S.

Europeans have been driving diesel cars for many years, but the poor experience of American purchasers of G.M. diesel cars may make Americans shy away from diesel cars.
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