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Isuzu Engine Meets EPA Emissions Requirements.

Isuzu Motors America, Inc. recently announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the Isuzu 3.5-liter direct-injection gasoline V6 as "one of the first engines that meet the EPA's tough new Tier 2, Bin 5 emissions requirements."

According to Isuzu, Tier 2 requires vehicles to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions by at least 75 percent versus pre-existing levels. Isuzu noted that the direct-injection gasoline V6, which is the standard engine for the 2004 Axiom and 2004 Rodeo, reduces NOx emissions by 87.5 percent versus its conventionally fuel-injected predecessor, lowers non-methane organic gas (NMOG) emissions by 16.7 percent and improves fuel economy and horsepower by six to 10 percent and 8.7 percent, respectively.

"This engine is more environmentally friendly, efficient and powerful," said Isuzu Motors America president J. Terry Maloney. "But it doesn't require premium fuel. It's like having your cake and eating it too, and then finding out your cake is low in calories."

Contact: Isuzu, website

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Title Annotation:Isuzu Motors America Inc.; Environmental Protection Agency
Publication:Mobile Emissions Today
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 5, 2004
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