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13:27  12 march  2018
13:27  12 march  2018 Source:   uk.motor1.com

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Toyota has announced that it will axe diesels from its entire model lineup by the end of this year , shifting the focus to hybrid technology. The Japanese car maker is phasing out diesel from its passenger range. Toyota has announced it' s getting rid of diesel engines from its passenger cars

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Toyota al Salone di Ginevra 2018 © Motor1.com UK Toyota al Salone di Ginevra 2018

The Japanese car maker is phasing out diesel from its passenger range.

Toyota has announced it's getting rid of diesel engines from its passenger cars by the end of the year, instead choosing to focus on petrol-electric hybrid models as the demand for diesel-engined cars continues to tank.

The decision was disclosed as Toyota revealed its engine lineup for its upcoming second-generation Auris, which the company has committed to continue building in the UK.

Related: SMMT - 'It's wrong to penalise diesel' (Sky News)

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Fiat Chrysler could axe all diesel cars by 2022

  Fiat Chrysler could axe all diesel cars by 2022 It comes as FCA faces law suits in the USA around using emission defeat devices That’s according to reports ahead of a four-year plan set to be revealed in June. FCA, which includes Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Jeep in its portfolio, is currently facing lawsuits in America for allegedly using defeat devices to reduce emissions in official tests – in a similar way Volkswagen Group did, triggering the Dieselgate scandal.

Scroll down to check out Toyota ' s 90-second explanatory video, and get more details from the official press release. Show full PR text. Production of 700,000 units a year ; available in approx. 90 markets by the end of 20165. Toyota ' s newly developed direct-injection turbo diesel engines raise

"The company added: "Strong customer demand for hybrid electricity versions on its core models means Toyota will phase out diesel engines from all its passenger cars in 2018." The company said that 41 per cent of its sales in Europe last year were hybrids, a rise of 38 per cent year -on- year .

Only one conventional petrol engine will be offered in the family hatchback – a 114bhp 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine. The other two offerings for the new Auris will be a 1.8-litre petrol/electric hybrid powertrain that's also used in the Prius, and a new 2-litre petrol/electric setup that will be rolled out to other models as they're upgraded.

As a consequence, Toyota has decided that there's no more room for diesels in its range as the fuel option becomes an increasingly niche proportion of new car sales.

Last year, 41 percent of Toyota's sales in Europe came from hybrids, which marked an increase of 38 per cent year-on-year to a total of 406,000 units. Meanwhile, diesel sales made up less than 10 percent of Toyota's total.

Fiat Chrysler could axe all diesel cars by 2022

  Fiat Chrysler could axe all diesel cars by 2022 It comes as FCA faces law suits in the USA around using emission defeat devices That’s according to reports ahead of a four-year plan set to be revealed in June. FCA, which includes Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Jeep in its portfolio, is currently facing lawsuits in America for allegedly using defeat devices to reduce emissions in official tests – in a similar way Volkswagen Group did, triggering the Dieselgate scandal.

Another example of French stupidity. Simply raise the cost of Diesel by 100% over a few years and It makes no sense to get rid of diesel , that would be like getting rid of steam engines . It is time to end government subsidies for fossil fuels……. and end the oil monopoly on transportation fuels.

Both of these reactions cause chain reactions to happen in the fuel, with the end results being Once they're in there and multiplying, they're hard to get rid of . My buddy has a boat with twin Detroit Diesel engines , approx. 30 years old. They run good, but we're currently having issues.

Toyota Auris at the 2018 Geneva motor show © Bereitgestellt von The Motorsport Network Toyota Auris at the 2018 Geneva motor show

'Toyota has been pioneering hybrid electric vehicle technology for more than 20 years. For several years, hybrids have been the dominant powertrain where they have been offered,' said Johan van Zyl, CEO of Toyota Motor Europe. 'As part of our electrified vehicle strategy, we are expanding our hybrid offering with a second, more powerful 2-litre engine.

'Starting with the new-generation Auris, this expanded line-up is a natural reaction to our customers’ demands,' he added. 'Toyota’s hybrid mix in passenger cars reached equality with the diesel mix in 2015. Since then, hybrid sales have substantially exceeded those of our diesels. In commercial vehicles, where personal and business needs remain, we will continue to offer the latest-technology diesels.'

Despite the move, Toyota has confirmed that it will will offer diesel engines in commercial vehicles – including the Hilux, Proace and Land Cruiser.

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