The Toyota Aygo's mid-life refresh brings about a selection of visual and technical updates, with the 2018 vehicle on show for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show.
Experts have noted that while major European manufacturers spent years betting the house on diesel as their environmentally friendly alternative, Toyota was making itself the industry leader in hybrids, which are powered by a combination of gasoline and electric generators.
Japan's biggest car-maker has responded to Europe's burgeoning diesel crisis by abandoning the fuel.
'Strong customer demand for hybrid electricity versions on its core models means Toyota will phase out diesel engines from all its passenger cars in 2018'. The models account for less than 10 percent of its sales in the region. The 120PS 1.8-litre petrol hybrid from the old vehicle is carried over and offered alongside a new 2.0 petrol hybrid with 177PS. After refraining from a diesel variant of the C-HR crossover in 2016, Toyota will extend that decision across its portfolio, including offering the redesigned Auris compact with two hybrid powertrains and one turbo-charged petrol engine.
While the new Supra concept might be Toyota's main headline-grabber, the company also revealed the all-new Auris at the Geneva Motor Show as well. Since then, HEV sales have substantially exceeded those of our diesels.
Japanese automobiles concern Toyota will stop selling diesel cars in Europe.
Underneath the new bodywork lies Toyota's TNGA platform, which also underpins models like the Prius and the C-HR. Volkswagen chief Matthias Mueller is convinced that diesel will "experience a revival", but that may be optimistic - it has a bad rap in Europe, and EVs may kill it off even if there is a resurgence.
However, the company will continue to offer diesel models of its Land Cruiser SUV, Hilux pickup truck and Proace light commercial vehicles as some customers prefer the higher torque that's offered by diesel engines.