Our man Mike, from our green sibling site, was on hand when Takashi Nishioka,
chairman, unveiled the 2008
. Just before disrobing the newest iteration of Mitsu's compact sedan, he announced that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was currently developing a four-cylinder
mill, which should find its way under the hood of the Lancer and the
SUV by the end of the decade.
regulations are the major hurdle for any U.S.-bound diesel, but thankfully MHI has plenty of experience engineering light- and heavy-duty oil burners.
The date of 2010 is right in line with both
plans to introduce diesel-powered vehicles into the American market, so Mitsubishi should be in good company.