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Toyota Auris Says No To Diesels, Debuts New 178HP Hybrid Powertrain

Toyota Auris Says No To Diesels, Debuts New 178HP Hybrid Powertrain

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

The Toyota Prius has pioneered hybrid technology for over 20 years. In our latest new model, the Toyota C-HR, HEVs accounted for 78% of sales a year ago.

The brand has confirmed that it's phasing out diesel passenger vehicles in Europe over the course of 2018, starting with cars like the Auris, according engadget's report.

While the new Supra concept might be Toyota's main headline-grabber, the company also revealed the all-new Auris at the Geneva Motor Show as well.

Diesels will be phased out across the board so that by the end of this year customers of passenger cars will no longer be able to specify a diesel. Meanwhile sales of Toyota's hybrid models have risen sharply.

The automaker was going to face an uphill battle if it did try to keep diesel passenger cars on the market.

The new-generation Auris - debuted at Geneva - will be offered only with petrol and HEV powertrains; as with the C-HR in 2016, there will be no diesel version.

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

Toyota doesn't now sell any diesel passenger cars in Australia, where hybrids account for less than 30 per cent of sales, and diesel continues to be available in the RAV4, HiLux and - exclusively - the Fortuner, Prado, LandCruiser and HiAce.

Starting with the new generation Auris, this expanded HEV line-up is a natural reaction to their passenger vehicle customers' demands, Toyota insist.

The announcement was made by Dr Johan Van Zyl, CEO of Toyota Motor Europe to mark the launch of the all-new Toyota Auris which is now diesel-free for the first time in its history.

"Similar to the Irish Government, Toyota too has a vision for a zero emissions society, which we believe can be a reality by 2050".

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, said: "I welcome Toyota's leadership on this. Climate change requires all of us to make changes and Toyota's initiative will significantly help lead us on our low-carbon journey".


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