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Popularity of SUVs raises bar in emissions targets

Low petrol prices lift demand for larger cars, but leave carmakers scrambling to make the vehicles more efficient to meet regulations - without whittling their profit margins
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 05:50

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The Audi Q2 (above) and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. SUVs are expected to make up around a quarter of new registrations in Europe this year. Pushing for SUVs needs parallel investments in new technologies to meet fuel-economy levels set out by regulators, and the cost of doing that will be significant, say analysts.

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The Audi Q2 and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (above). SUVs are expected to make up around a quarter of new registrations in Europe this year. Pushing for SUVs needs parallel investments in new technologies to meet fuel-economy levels set out by regulators, and the cost of doing that will be significant, say analysts.

Geneva

CARMAKERS including Volkswagen's premium brand Audi, luxury group Maserati and budget brand SEAT have flaunted their latest sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) and crossovers at this year's Geneva Motor Show in a bid to win more buyers in Europe's fastest-growing segment.

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