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 Date: November 28, 2003 19:06
 Submitted by:  danielgr
 Source: Honda Press Release
 Credibility Rating: N/A



Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the release of a new Stream Absolute 7-seater minivan, with a specially developed high-rigidity body and a finely tuned suspension for sporty, exhilarating driving. The new model is equipped with a newly developed direct injection 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC I gasoline engine and will be available nationwide through Honda's automobile dealer networks starting December4, 2003.


In addition to the Stream Absolute, Honda will launch a new Stream Almas welfare vehicle (with lift-up front passenger seat) equipped with the 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC I engine. This new model will be released through Honda's automobile dealer networks starting January 26, 2004.

Monthly domestic sales target: 4,000 units (series total)1-04

Major features of the Absolute (2.0L)

Engine: Newly developed direct in-cylinder injection 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC I gasoline engine.


  • The newly developed 2-liter DOHC i-VTEC I engine incorporates advanced Honda technologies and intelligent control systems, for class-leading fuel economy as well as clean emissions and high output ? two areas which are problematic for direct injection engines.
  • The newly developed 2-liter DOHC i-VTEC I integrates the i-VTEC system, which combines VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) and VTC (Variable Timing Control), with a newly developed center injection system, for an air-fuel ratio*1 of 65:1, an unprecedented level of ultra-lean combustion. Stable combustion is achieved with considerably less fuel than with conventional direct injection engines, for which an air-fuel ratio of 40:1 was the limit. The new engine makes for sporty driving and a high fuel efficiency of 15.0 km/L*2.
  • Combustion control through the use of high-precision EGR valves and a newly developed high-performance catalyst enable the i-VTEC I, while a lean-burn direct engine, to qualify as an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle.

    *1 EGR included
    *2 Fuel economy in 10-15 mode (Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport calculations)

    Transmission: Delivers powerful and smooth acceleration and excellent fuel efficiency. CVT + 7-speed mode for manual-feel shifting.

  • A torque converter ensuring powerful starts and a CVT ensuring smooth acceleration deliver powerful, smooth driving and superior fuel efficiency. In the D position, driving conditions such as accelerator and brake operation, and road conditions are evaluated for automatic selection of the optimal gear ratio.
  • Cornering G-shift control, which detects lateral Gs on winding roads and maintains optimal engine rpms, delivers sportier and more economical driving, responsive handling in a broad range of driving conditions.
  • Honda?s original newly developed metal belt is used in the CVT.


Last edited by Tuan on November 28, 2003 21:45

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  Hey Tuan, you miss an "I" in the title - This is the first Honda direct injection engine ever
danielgr 8
  Is this the US Market Honda Latitude?
s2ktaxi 5
  So when is comin to the US?
bkgooseb 1
  Other models with i-VTEC I ?
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