Honda Car India, a subsidiary of Honda Motor Company, Japan have announced their decision to bring into being a new Greenfield diesel engine factory. This new Honda diesel engine plant will come up at their second site in Tapukara, Rajasthan. This site has been unutilized for the past five years and hence the company has narrowed down to this site where from they will be producing Honda’s first global compact car which will make its appearance by early 2013 and will have diesel engines manufactured at the Rajasthan plant.
Honda has confirmed that the new diesel engine plant will be set for production by next year while details of investment and capacities have yet to be finalized. Initially commencing production with a 1.5 liter diesel engine which will be seen in the Honda Amaze, the same engine will also follow in models such as Jazz and City, which are scheduled for 2014.
This diesel technology is not to be seen in any of the company’s current lineup and is exclusive for India. Honda will first launch their diesel Amaze sedan next year, which will be followed by Jazz diesel and City diesel in the next 2 to 3 years. While, otherwise restricted to Indian markets, Honda has also confirmed that the company will supply some of the engine components to their UK subsidiaries.