Mitsubishi Motor Corp. is the acknowledged world leader in gasoline direct-injection (DGI) engine development — and market penetration — but other Japanese automakers are speeding their rampup of the technology. Toyota Motor Corp. is selling around 20,000 cars per month equipped with its ‘D-4’ direct gasoline injection engine. Introduced in December 1996, the D-4 currently finds use in the 2L Corona, Nadia and Vista and 3L Crown. The Crown's inline 6-cyl. engine employs a ‘tumble’ swirl ...

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