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'Dieselgate' sees Toyota gain in Europe

'Dieselgate' sees Toyota gain in Europe

Volkswagen is predicting diesel-powered vehicles will experience a boom in sales once people no longer care the German automaker affixed emission-cheating devices to its cars.

The new Auris is built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) architecture, which is already used by the current Prius and C-HR models, which simplifies vehicle design in key areas while improving rigidity and lowering the centre of gravity.

Globally Toyota plans to focus even more on hybrids as it takes "immediate action away from diesel, which includes all current and future generation passenger cars".

In commercial vehicles, where personal and business needs (eg torque and payload) remain, Toyota will continue to offer the latest technology diesels, they have confirmed.

The surround to the large, trapezoidal lower grille projects powerfully forward of the bonnet front edge and upper grille in a pronounced step, and is less pointed and more vertical than before, resulting in a reduction to the vehicles front overhang of some 20 mm.

Toyota has done this once before with the C-HR that was launched in 2016. The numbers for the hybrid vehicles on the other hand have gone up considerably. About 41 percent of cars sold through its European branch were hybrid models, while diesel represented "less than" 10 percent.

Drunk man accidentally takes $1600 Uber from West Virginia to New Jersey
While taking a taxi, Uber , or even Lyft when you're drunk is generally a good idea, it doesn't prevent every poor decision. To make matters worse, Bachman ordered a more expensive UberXL , and surge pricing was in effect when he ordered the Uber .


Johan van Zyl, president and chief executive officer of Toyota Motor Europe told journalists: 'Toyota will stop selling diesel passenger cars in all European markets by the end of this year.

The new Toyota Auris is also the first model to be offered with two hybrid options in its range, starting with the 120hp (122PS) 1.8-liter powertrain found in the Prius and C-HR and an all-new, more powerful 2.0-liter petrol-electric option with 178hp (180PS).

Dudenhoeffer believes Toyota "is benefitting today because of its successes of the past", not because it remains a leader in innovation.

Volkswagen pledged past year to spend more than €34bn through 2022 to develop battery-powered and autonomous-driving technology, and it has plans to create electric versions of all 300 cars, trucks and buses sold by its dozen brands by the end of the next decade.

Other auto makers are bound to be considering similar moves to Toyota's.


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