Tokyo — With the launch of the limited-production Pistachio this month, Mitsubishi Motor Corp. will become the first Japanese auto company to introduce an energy-saving ‘idle stop’ system on a passenger car. The 3-door hatchback, displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show in October, will be powered by a new variant of Mitsubishi's GDI (gasoline direct injection) engine, a 1.1L version called the ‘4A31.’ In total, Mitsubishi plans to sell 50 units. No price has yet been disclosed. Akira Kijima, ...

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