SEATTLE – Nissan’s 4-cyl. pickup-truck diesel demonstration project with Cummins and the U.S. Department of Energy is just an experiment, and the auto maker’s U.S. product chief says he is unsure if a light-duty truck needs such an engine. A diesel engine is “not necessary” in such an application, Larry Dominique, senior product planner for Nissan North America, tells Ward’s in an interview here. “Heavy-duty trucks, you certainly do (need diesel),” he says. Nissan was approached by the ...

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