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Mitsubishi to phase out diesel-engine cars

Diesels will soon account for less than 20% of automaker's output

Mitsubishi Motors is joining an industrywide trend toward scaling back diesel-engine development. (Nikkei Montage/ Source photos by Mitsubishi Motors and Kyodo) 

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Motors has decided to stop developing new diesel engines, Nikkei has learned.

The Japanese automaker will eliminate diesel versions of its key car models by the end of 2021 and significantly reduce the size of its existing diesel vehicle business.

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