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We'd make some reference to DaimlerChrysler opening Japan to diesel cars in much the same way that Commdore Matthew Perry opened the island nation to foreign trade, except that DCX had sold diesels there until 2002. The company's hoping (pending approval from the nation's transport authority) to sell diesel versions of its C and E-Class saloons to compete with Lexus' rollout of hybrid models. It'll be just like 1941 all over again! Hmm, that historical analogy doesn't really read either, does it? We're gonna go finish our coffee. We obviously need it.

DaimlerChrysler planning to sell diesel cars in Japan [Forbes]

A Look at Land Rover's New Diesel Engines [Internal]