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    Clean diesel heading to the JDM Nissan X-Trail
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    Click image for gallery of the Nissan X-TrailNissan has announced that a clean diesel engine will be offered on its Japan-market X-Trail SUV. Based on the M9R engine co-developed with Renault (it's marketed as the 2.0dCi in the French automaker's vehicles), the Nissan version will use new catalysts ...

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    Mitsubishi Concept-cX headed to Frankfurt
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    Click image to enlargeMitsubishi has released the first sketch of its Frankfurt-bound concept crossover, the Concept -cX. It sports a look up front that's clearly evocative of the new Lancer, and its hatchback-style bodywork is set off by an upward-sweeping character line along its flank. The Euro ...

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    No new Honda Accord Hybrid, diesel will make its debut
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    We talked about this back in January and have been hearing about it as long ago as 2005, but Honda seems set to make it official. There will be no new Accord Hybrid in their lineup. Instead the North American market will get a diesel Accord to fight the mileage wars. Honda will still develop ...

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    Nissan will sell diesel Maxima in U.S. by 2010
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    Looks like the Germans won't be the only automakers bringing more diesels to the States over the next few years. CEO Carlos Ghosn said Nissan will dip into their European offerings and bring a clean diesel vehicle to the United States by 2010. The vehicle he was referring to is the Maxima, which ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Audi announces US plans for Q7 3.0L TDI
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    Click image for a high-resolution photo galleryWe don't know when the Q7 V12 TDI might go on sale anywhere in the world, but Audi has stated that Americans can expect to see the Q7 with a 233 HP V6 turbodiesel sometime in mid-2008, with "other models" following afterwards. The vehicle will be legal ...

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    New standards for heavy-duty diesels means more problems
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    Those looking for a glimpse into the future of light-duty diesel reliability may be interested in a new study by J.D. Power on customer satisfaction with modern heavy truck powertrains. The 2006 Heavy Duty Truck Engine/Transmission Study ranked engines from the 2004 model year by quality, ...

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    Saturn to explore clean diesel option
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    With Saturn doing whatever it can to bring a Euro flavor to its North American lineup, the brand is now looking towards a very European way to save fuel - the use of a modern diesel engine. Saturn boss Jill Lajdziak feels that clean diesel would be a "natural" fit for her products. She's also ...

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    Mitsubishi developing clean diesel for Europe
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    Mitsubishi Motors and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced Tuesday a joint development program for a next-generation diesel engine for the European market.The new engine will be a 2-liter unit targeted at small and mid-size cars, and designed to meet the upcoming Euro5 emissions standards, which ...

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    Diesels vs hybrids: DaimlerChrysler vs Toyota
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    At the same time Toyota was announcing its hybrid technology product plans for the next five years Tuesday, DaimlerChrysler representatives were in Tokyo to promote their clean diesel technology for the Japanese market. Like the U.S., Japan has never embraced diesels for passenger vehicles, while ...

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    Honda: high tech means low profits
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    Michiyoshi Hagino, a Senior Managing Director at Honda Motor, sees profit margins inevitably falling as vehicles incorporate more and more advanced technologies to reduce emissions and increase fuel economy. More efficient gasoline engines, clean diesels and hybrid powertrains are all driving ...

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    Honda ready to share, play well with others
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    Honda's putting it out there that it's ready to share its proprietary hybrid and diesel technology with other automakers, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported President Takeo Fukui as saying. The effort is evidently part of Honda's effort to stay ahead in the alternative drivetrain ...

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    Honda to make clean diesels
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    Automotive News reports that Honda is on its way to putting clean diesel on the market. We should see a four-banger coming our way by 2009, with a V6 to follow (Honda didn't mention when). Honda folks say that the engines will meet U.S. emissions standards -- and not just any standards... ...

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