Japanese clean diesels getting closer

More signs that Japanese car makers are ramping up there clean diesel efforts. Nissan today announced it will launch a new, clean diesel version of its X-Trail crossover SUV next year in Japan based on an engine co-developed with alliance-partner Renault. The X-Trail, sold in Canada, has never been on sale in the U.S. but is a solid performer in Japan and should help put clean diesels on the map in a country where, like the U.S. few diesels are sold.

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