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In the latest installment of the continuing video series being published on GM's FastLane Blog, this week Bob Lutz responds to the question: "What about diesel?" Clearly Lutz isn't a huge fan of diesel going forward, at least for the North American market. In a response similar to that given by Ford's Derrick Kuzak recently, he thinks the diesel efficiency advantage will largely be erased in the next years thanks to advances like gasoline direct injection, turbocharging and the coming of HCCI and it will happen at a much lower cost. Check out his entire response in the video after the jump.


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YEah, in the next few years, honda will have introduced their diesel in the accord and GM will have to learn again that they need to catch up. Once the diesel hybrid comes around, they will be the technology losers. Direct injection and turbocharging also cost money, just as much as diesel.
 
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Both GM and Ford already have the dura-maxi-pad and the powerjoke and a small diesel could go into their passenger cars.
 
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False, the duty cycle is completely different, the transmissions would have to be new, they would basically have to develop a whole new engine and drivetrain.

Then emissions standards for passenger cars, etc. Oddly enough, diesels aren't smogged in CA. You just can't buy them new or with under 7500 miles.
 
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