Toyota joins the list of car manufacturers to distance themselves from diesel vehicles, at least in Europe. The Japanese giant today confirmed stopping sales of diesel cars in Europe after 2018.
Toyota Europe CEO Johan van Zyl gave the information to Geneva. Diesel vehicles sold by the brand in Europe represent less than 10%. Sales will be stopped by the end of the year.
The new hatchback Auris, for example, will only be available in hybrid or petrol. And in recent years, Toyota had already somewhat spread the diesel with previous models. No diesel version for the 2016 C-HR, for example.
That said, the automaker will still be offering diesel models of its SUV Land Cruiser, Hilux pickup and PROACE, customers preferring the higher torque offered by diesel engines.