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Turbodiesel aids Accord range

HONDA is hoping to boost fleet sales with the introduction to its Accord line-up of a turbodiesel version now on sale. The £18,340 Swindon-built Accord 2.0 TDi is powered by the same 105 bhp direct injection L series engine which powers the Rover 600.

Trim and equipment are similar to that of the Accord 2.0 LSi petrol engine specification which means the TDi has ABS, remote central locking, twin airbags, electric front and rear windows, electric sunroof and door mirrors, alarm and immobiliser.

Honda claims fuel economy averaging 54.9 mpg for the turbodiesel and a maximum speed of 115 mph and 0-62 mph acceleration of 11.6 seconds. It is the first Honda diesel to be sold in Britain where the manufacturer's fuel efficient VTEC engine has traditionally been its answer diesel power. However, it is not the company's first diesel as it was preceded by the Honda Concerto diesel which was sold only in mainland Europe.

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