Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.’s recent decision to shelve plans to introduce a diesel-powered Maxima sedan next year had as much to do with government regulations as with the economic recession, a top Nissan North America Inc. official says. “If you look across the board, almost every manufacturer, except the Europeans, have delayed or canceled diesel programs,” says Larry Dominique, NNA vice president-product planning. “I think part of it is the economy. But part of it is people are taking a ...

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