DETROIT – Besides suffering a disastrous year in 2011 where its global output and sales were hammered by natural catastrophes, Honda is facing criticism that it is falling behind in the introduction of new technologies such as gasoline direct injection and 6-, 7- and 8-speed transmissions. For instance, a direct-injection 4-cyl. engine and 6-speed automatic transmission will be available for the first time on the ’13 Accord while such features already have been available for ...

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