22 July 2004

Honda’s clever 4x4 system, showcased on next year’s new Legend, will be shared with models across its range, the company announced last week. The SH-AWD system, which improves balance and grip, is geared towards high-powered models. One possible use could be for the next-generation NSX, whose future is up for debate. The company will also build diesel engines in the UK for the first time with the 2.2-litre CDT-i for the CR-V, to be made at its Swindon plant from late next year. Together with output from Japan, this will give the company and annual capability of 75,000 diesels for the CR-V, Accord and next-generation Civic models.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Lexus LC500
    Car review
    20 October 2017
    Futuristic Lexus LC coupé mixes the latest technology with an old-school atmospheric V8
  • Maserati Levante S GranSport
    First Drive
    20 October 2017
    Get ready to trade in your diesels: Maserati’s luxury SUV finally gets the engine it’s always needed
  • Jaguar XF Sportbrake TDV6
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The handsome Jaguar XF Sportbrake exhibits all the hallmarks that makes the saloon great, and with the silky smooth diesel V6 makes it a compelling choice
  • Volkswagen T-Roc TDI
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    Volkswagen's new compact crossover has the looks, the engineering and the build quality to be a resounding success, but not with this diesel engine
  • BMW M550i
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The all-paw M550i is a fast, effortless mile-muncher, but there's a reason why it won't be sold in the UK