AUTOSHOW-Diesel cars seen taking baby steps in Japan


By Chang-Ran Kim, Asia auto correspondent TOKYO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Heightened awareness about global warming has prompted a growing number of automakers to promise diesel cars in Japan, but most in the industry expect growth to occur at snail's pace. Diesel passenger cars have taken off in Europe where they now make up more than half of all new cars sold due to their superior fuel economy and efforts to lower carbon dioxide emissions. But after a powerful smear campaign by Tokyo's ...

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