Thursday, August 9, 2007

Chrysler to launch diesel pickup trucks after 2009

DETROIT, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Chrysler LLC will introduce diesel-powered versions of its light-duty pickup trucks after 2009, improving fuel efficiency of the vehicles by up to 30 percent, Frank Klegon, Chrysler's executive vice president of product development, said on Thursday.

"We anticipate that diesels will comprise up to 15 percent the next decade," Klegon said.

(Reporting by Poornima Gupta)

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