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VW supplying DCX with TDi diesels

Both Volkswagen and DaimlerChrysler are well known for being practically the only two companies interested in offering diesel powerplants for passenger vehicles here in the U.S. That's why the news that VW is set to supply its native neighbor with 2.0L TDi diesel engines for Europe-bound Dodge Calibers is bit of a surprise.

Diesel's star on the rise in Japan?

As in the U.S., Japan isn't exactly known for their voracious consumption of diesel-powered vehicles. In point of fact, just a single derv-burning model, the Toyota Landcruiser Prado, remains on sale in the entire country.