Daimler bets on Japan diesel segment with new car

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TOKYO, Aug 28 (Reuters) - DaimlerChrysler AG drove back into Japan's almost nonexistent diesel car market on Monday with a new Mercedes-Benz luxury model and urged rivals to follow suit in an attempt to expand the segment. In the country's first new diesel car launch in four years, the world's No. 5 auto maker stressed the fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness of diesel-powered cars, trying to counter widespread perceptions of diesels as dirty and loud. "It's a bit of a pioneering ...

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