Toyota Drops RAV4 Diesel In European Countries, Including UK

Toyota is the latest in a string of large automakers to be trimming down its diesel offerings, with the latest vehicle to not ditch oil burners being the fourth-gen RAV4.

As Autocar found out after talking to a company spokesperson, the fourth-gen Toyota RAV4 won’t be offered with the 2.0-liter diesel engine anymore. Nevertheless, there are still examples in stock with this unit, so if you’re still looking to get one, then you should hurry up and visit your local dealership.

The information checks out, as visiting the brand’s UK website reveals that the only engine options available for the Toyota RAV4 are the 152PS (150hp / 112kW) 2.0-liter petrol and the 197PS (194hp / 145kW) 2.5-liter hybrid. The most affordable hybrid has an MSRP of £29,010 (equal to $38,505), whereas the base petrol can be had from £32,340 ($42,925).

Also Read: Hamburg Becomes Germany’s First City To Ban Older Diesel Cars

Toyota has dropped the diesel from the RAV4 in other European markets, too,  as the compact SUV cannot be had with a diesel in Germany either.

In the meantime, the Japanese automaker is getting ready to launch the fifth generation RAV4. Presented in New York a couple of months ago, it’s based upon the TNGA K architecture that’s shared with the Camry and Avalon.

The newer model won’t be offered with a diesel either, as the sole powertrains available at launch are the 2.5-liter straight-four petrol, combined with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and the 2.5-liter hybrid paired to a CVT, in the States. The Euro-spec version will have a 2.0-liter petrol unit, alongside a 2.5-liter hybrid.

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  • Alfa Giulia QV

    The diesel body count continues.

    • Christian

      thank god…

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