FARMINGTON, PA – Honda Motor Co. Ltd.’s 4-cyl. direct-injection diesel engine due in the U.S. by 2009, “could be as (influential) as the original CVCC (compound vortex controlled combustion) engine was for us,” says John Mendel, senior vice president-automotive operations, American Honda Motor Co. Inc. The CVCC engine, debuting in the U.S. at the height of the oil crisis in the 1970s, met the U.S. emissions standards at the time without employing catalytic converters. Mendel likens the ...

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