FRANKFURT — General Motors Corp. and Suzuki Motors Corp. reportedly are in a joint program to develop direct injection gasoline (DIG) engines, primarily for initial use in Japan and Europe. The venture is said to be focused on DIG engines for the extremely small mini-vehicle popular in Japan and gaining increasing interest in Europe. GM and Suzuki lag competitors like DIG trend-setter Mitsubishi Motor Corp., as well as Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.

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