I'd still trade the K24 from the TSX for the i-CDTi in an instant -- it should bolt directly into place, right?
We'll talk engine-control/ECU/sensor stuff later...
Seriously, if they put this in a Honda product (other than the CR-V or other non-small, un-carlike vehicle) in the U.S., sign me up. I'm afraid that they're going more for the torque in a small SUV. We need 40+ MPG CITY
, so that means a small footprint. Who knows. Maybe the lower emissions will make up for a sub-40 vehicle. As it stands, it probably isn't too far off from the 2007 EPA Diesel Emission Standards -- so I guess it'll be here for the 2009 MY.
If it's available in the Euro-Accord (US-TSX), then maybe that's where we'll see it: in an Acura TSX for a premium price. It would be a good fit for the CR-V and perhaps the US Accord, but in a vehicle like the Civic, FE would be awesome. I guess we just have to stay tuned.