Toyota says it is ending diesel vehicle production

Toyota says it is ending diesel vehicle production

Toyota says it is ending diesel vehicle production

More than 40 per cent of Toyota's European sales were hybrids previous year, dominated by the C-HR's 80 per cent hybrid mix.

The 2018 Geneva Motor Show marks the world debut of Toyota's third-generation Auris compact vehicle.

The entry-level Auris Hybrid offers "outstanding fuel economy and low Carbon dioxide emissions", according to Toyota, as well as up to 50-percent all-electric driving on the everyday commute.

Previous year almost 15 percent of Toyota's sales in Europe were from diesel vehicles, down from 30 percent in 2012. The Japanese auto giant has confirmed today that it will no longer sell diesel cars in Europe after 2018.

The announcement follows one from Toyota's division in Italy which confirmed in January this year that it would no longer sell diesel-powered passenger cars in the country.

In 2017, HEVs represented 41% of TME total sales, rising +38% year-on-year to 406,000 units.

Toyota's C-HR model was launched in late 2016 without a diesel, but with a popular hybrid accounting for 78 per of sales.

The company will keep diesel commercial vehicles like the Hilux truck, Land Cruiser SUV and Proace van to "meet customer needs", but that's as far as it goes.

Last year, almost 15 percent of Toyota's sales in Europe were from diesel vehicles, down from 30 percent in 2012. For several years, HEV versions have been the dominant powertrain where offered.

As part of their electrified vehicle strategy, Toyota are progressively expanding their HEV offering with a second, more powerful 2.0 lite engine.

Fewer than 7 per cent of Toyota's United Kingdom sales were diesel past year, dropping to just 4.5 per cent in January, with the rest being petrol and hybrid. "Starting with the new generation Auris, this expanded HEV line-up is a natural reaction to our passenger vehicle customers' demands".

Toyota's HEV mix in passenger cars already equalled their diesel mix in 2015.

"The announcement is reflective of our "Built for a Better World" brand goal, and is another proof point of how serious we are to deliver alternative, cleaner mobility solutions".

Toyota is trailing its main rivals Nissan and Renault in 100-percent electric cars but has vowed to catch up through sustained investments in the emerging technology.

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