Just before he introduced the new
chairman Takashi Nishioka announced that the company is working on a new 4-cylinder
engine for its C-segment vehicles. The engine will be developed with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which has an extensive inventory of diesel engines for a variety of heavy- and light-duty industrial applications. Many of the engines already meet European
. To be legal in the U.S., the engine will have to meet Tier 2, Bin 5 standards. Nishioka said the engines will be available for 2010 model year in the
CUV. No other details were available but Mitsubishi is the latest company to announce upcoming diesel products.
are also on record with plans.