AUBURN HILLS, MI — DaimlerChrysler Corp. unveils its third-generation Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV) concept, the Dodge ESX3, with improvements that include an all-aluminum turbodiesel engine and a novel electromagnetically shifted “automated manual” transmission that could soon show up on conventional vehicles. The ESX3 mild hybrid (or “mybrid”) is powered by a 1.5L 3-cyl. direct-injected, all-aluminum turbodiesel engine (the previous-generation ESX's turbodiesel had ...

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