As the American Big Two, GM a Ford, continue to lose market share in the world, Japan's leading auto-makers--Toyota and Honda--are expanding their global share and increasing their profits by presenting high-quality, credible and highly efficient automobiles. The recent oil price hike is sure to accelerate the trend towards clean car technology, which will be a key to survival in the global automobile industry. Toyota recently became the world's number one automobile company and looks set to further extend its lead. Consumers have shown tremendous interest in Japanese cars, especially for their clean and efficient technology. This book offers insights into the Japanese car industry and its future direction.--From publisher description.In 2003, Honda started full-scale production of the diesel-pow- ered Accord in its plant in the U.K. The cara#39;s combustion controls were improved by ... chamber configuration and shortening the injection time by way of a aquot;common-railaquot; system that generates injection pressures of up to 2, 000 bar. ... In 2005, diesel vehicles accounted for about 30 percent of Hondaa#39;s annual sales of 250, 000 units in Europe.
|Title||:||Clean Car Wars|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons Incorporated - 2008-05-16|