It looks the new 3.0L V-6 clean diesel
is working up with corporate partner Renault
for 2010 will find it's way into a wide variety of vehicles from the company, including the upscale Infiniti
brand. Back in mid-August Nissan filed several new trademarks including EX30D
, and M30D.
These names all fit Infiniti's standard nomenclature with a 3.0L engine and the D designating a diesel. The attractive G30D would be a particularly appealing combination in the mid-sized sport sedan market. Hopefully the diesel V-6 that Honda
is developing for vehicles like the Ridgeline
will also wind up under the hood of some Acura
sedans like the next generation TL
. We're looking forward to a comparison test of the TL Type-D, G30D, BMW
330d and hopefully a Cadillac CTS
2.9D around the turn of the decade. Between all these mid-sized diesels and range-extended EVs
as well as straight battery electrics, it looks like driving efficiently in the near future won't mean giving up driving enjoyment.