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No 'me-too' for Honda on V-8, rwd
 Date: June 24, 2002 09:54
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: www.autonews.com
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Company cites philosophy; analysts say cost is factor

By Mark Rechtin
Automotive News / June 24, 2002

Los Angeles-- Despite the auto industry's revived interest in V-8 engines and rear-wheel-drive cars, Honda Motor Co. Ltd. will stand by its contrarian reputation and resist both trends, a top engineer says.

Honda says smaller engines and front-wheel-drive vehicles fit the company's environmental conscience. But some industry watchers say that V-8s and rwd cars would be too costly for Honda.

Tomoyuki Sugiyama, executive chief engineer of Honda R&D Co. Ltd., said Honda can make its V-6 engines powerful enough to take on V-8s and make its fwd platforms as performance-oriented as other automakers' rwd vehicles.

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Last edited by JeffX on June 24, 2002 09:56

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