Set to be unveiled at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, the all-new Accord Euro will arrive in both Tourer wagon and sedan bodystyles with three different engine options. Making its debut in the Accord Euro is Honda's second-generation diesel engine dubbed i-DTEC. It employs latest piezoelectric multi-stage fuel injection technology, more efficient exhaust gas recirculation and a particulate filter for significantly reduced emissions and peak output of 150hp at 4,000rpm and 350Nm (258lb-ft) of torque at 2,000rpm.
The diesel mill will be joined by two petrol four-cylinder units, a 156hp 2.0L motor and a 200hp 2.4L unit. All three engines are matched to a 6-speed manual transmission, while both petrol engines have the option of a 5-speed automatic. An automatic gearbox for the i-DTEC engine will be launched in early 2009.
The cars will be on display in Geneva next month and are due to hit showrooms by the middle of the year.