Double Triumph For Honda In International Engine Awards

A first time win for its new diesel, plus the 10th award for the Insight 1.0 IMA engine show that Honda hasn’t lost its touch for making great power units.

In its debut year, Honda’s 2.2 i-CTDi diesel engine has won the 2.0-2.5 litre category of the International Engine of the Year Awards, an event commonly referred to as the ‘Engine Oscars’. Meanwhile, the 1.0 litre Insight IMA engine has scooped another win in the sub 1.0 litre category. This is the 10th award for the 1.0 litre Insight IMA engine, making the Honda hybrid the most successful engine in the seven year history of the International Engine of the Year Awards.

For the first time the 2.2 i-CTDi diesel engine (found in the Accord, CR-V and soon the FR-V) has won its category. Honda’s first ever home-grown diesel is recognised as being one of the most all round fuel efficient and silent engines of its type on the market today. "Power, economy, sound - everything puts this diesel at the top of four-cylinder engines" are the words that the International Jury used in describing this engine.

Honda is again recognised as being amongst the best engine manufacturers, winning one in four possible awards in the seven year history of this annual ceremony. The judges are made up of 56 leading motoring journalists from 26 different countries. Engines are awarded points based on their characteristics of fuel economy, noise, smoothness, performance and driveability.

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Published 3 June 2005 Melanie Carter

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