UPDATE 1-Honda could delay Japan, US clean diesel launch


(Recasts with company comment) TOKYO, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co could put off launching its clean diesel cars in Japan and the United States beyond 2009, a spokesman at Japan's No.2 carmaker said on Thursday. A sharper rise in diesel fuel prices compared with gasoline and weaker vehicle demand means consumers may not benefit from a rollout next year, he said. Difficulty in lowering costs for the advanced engine could also work against the timeline, he said. "We have to proceed ...

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