USA: Ford considers European diesel for US market as manufacturers' interest increases - report
Ford is considering installing a European-built diesel engine in cars and light trucks in the US, joining rivals like DaimlerChrysler and Volkswagen in widening diesel use in the world's largest vehicle market, Bloomberg News reported. A 2.7-litre V6 engine Ford is introducing in Europe [soon including Jaguar models] may be installed later in Taurus cars or Explorer sport-utility vehicles in the US, Gerhard Schmidt, Ford's research and advanced engineering vice president, told Bloomberg News. The vehicles would also compete with planned hybrid cars powered by electricity and petrol, the report added.
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