DaimlerChrysler Corp. unveils its third Partners for a New Generation of Vehicle (PNGV) concept, the Dodge ESX3, last week in Washington, making clear that ESX3's absence from this year's Detroit auto show in no way was any indication of DCC's falling behind Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. in PNGV design. The ESX3 mild hybrid (or “mybrid”) is powered by a 1.5L, 3-cyl. direct-injected, all-aluminum turbodiesel engine combined with a permanent-magnet electric motor/generator ...

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