[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
10th Gen Civic Hatchback Prototype set to debut in Geneva next month
More.......................
Honda launching 4 city 'Civic Milestones' tour, starting this weekend in LA
More.......................
Honda Reports January 2016 Sales, 2016 Honda Civic Sets New January Record
More.......................
2017 MDX MMC spotted in LA
More.......................
Acura releases NSX Super Bowl spots
More.......................
NSX 001 to be auctioned tonight at Barrett-Jackson
More.......................
TOV Video: Dave Marek talks about the Acura Precision Concept at 2016 NAIAS
More.......................
TOV discusses 2016 Acura Precision Concept with Jon Ikeda at the 2016 NAIAS
More.......................
Photoshops --> Re: Revisited | 2007 Acura MDX
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Interview with John Hwang, Civic Coupe Leader
Join Discussion......
RLX --> Re: 2020 RLX(Legend)...my thoughts
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: 10th Gen. Civic Type-R (FC) Latest
Join Discussion......
Fit (and Jazz) --> Re: 5th gen. JDM Fit rumors
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: New gen V6 for Infiniti
Join Discussion......
TSX --> Re: TSX Service Manual & K Series Torque Specs
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Pre Season Testing
Join Discussion......
Honda Motorcycles --> Re: Honda CBX Memories
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Kia Niro - CUV Hybrid
Join Discussion......
HR-V/Vezel --> Re: Vezel Turbo!!!
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: 2016 KBB 5 Year Cost to Own Awards
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: BS Honda Allocation / Hyundai Genesis Coupe??
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Honda/Acura modular platforms.
Join Discussion......
HondaMobilia --> Re: Your Hondamobilia Collection
Join Discussion......
Honda Wary of Building V8 Engine, Chief Engineer Says
 Date: June 24, 2002 09:20
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Wall Street Journal
 Credibility Rating: N/A


NOTE: This was submitted by somebody in our links section. It's a few days old but still worth a read. For future references, news items and news links should be submitted through the news page interface. thanks! Jeff

Thursday June 20, 8:55 pm Eastern Time

By: Norihiko Shirouzu, Staff Reporter of The Wall Street Journal

LOS ANGELES -- A senior Honda Motor Co . executive said the No. 2 Japanese auto maker likely won't build a V8 engine unless it could improve the engine's fuel economy and emissions beyond the industry's norm.

He said one way to address the lack of V8 powertrain options in Honda vehicles may be to create a propulsion system that combines a V6 engine with an electric motor to offer V8-like power.

Tomoyuki Sugiyama, an executive chief engineer of Honda's research arm in Japan , said in an interview here that Honda remains apprehensive about making a V8 engine if it is the kind that guzzles gas.

Some Honda dealers have been asking Honda to offer V8 engines, but the company has insisted that its sales of full-size vehicles aren't large enough to justify a new family of big engines. Other dealers also want Honda to build pickup trucks, a move that could justify developing a V8 engine. Honda admits it has " studied" the possibility of developing pickup trucks, but Yuzuru Matsuno, a Honda spokesman in Detroit , said the auto maker hasn't made a final decision on the possibility. Honda isn't likely to enter the pickup-truck market any time soon, he added.

Mr. Sugiyama said that as a corporate strategy, Honda "tries to put a higher priority on safety and environmental friendliness" over sheer power. "We won't likely develop V8 engines unless we can come up with a technical solution to their fuel economy and emissions" and make them a standout in the industry.

One solution the company is considering, Mr. Sugiyama said, is to try to create a V6 engine that can put out V8-like power, instead of trying to develop a cleaner and more economical V8 powertrain.

"That's one direction we could take," he said.

-Norihiko Shirouzu, The Wall Street Journal; 313-510-5886



http://biz.yahoo.com/djus/020620/200206202055000852_2.html

Last edited by JeffX on June 24, 2002 09:23

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  V6 IMA
JeffX 8
  Biggest mistake: V8-like power
AZCivic 3
2016 NAIAS Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2017 Honda Ridgeline PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV Video: Dave Marek tells us about the 1993 Ludacris Legend Restoration
Read Article....................
2017 Acura NSX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2017 Acura NSX Specifications and Features
Read Article....................
TOV Video: 2016 Civic 1.5T CVT Overview (Part 2) with Chief Powertrain Engineer Yuji Matsumochi
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2015 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy