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Toyota hybrid bet pays off as dieselgate ignites Europe demand

Japan carmaker is on track for roughly a 40% jump in annual sales of petrol-electric vehicles in the continent

The newly introduced C-HR, a latecomer to the fast-growing compact sport utility vehicle segment, won't offer a diesel engine option.


FOR years, Toyota Motor Corp focused on pushing its hybrid models in Europe, avoiding a diesel-for-diesel competition with market leaders including Volkswagen AG. The Japanese carmaker's strategy is finally paying off.

In the first full year since Volkswagen's emissions...