Elsewhere on this website you can read about the Toyota C-HR. It’s a new mainstream car, which means it’s an SUV.

Being a Toyota, nowhere will it be offered with anything other than petrol or electric power; there’ll be no diesels at all. That's less surprising from Toyota than it would be from any other manufacturer, bar one that makes only sports cars.

Toyota thinks it has seen which way the wind is blowing – or perhaps it has been monitoring air quality where the wind doesn’t blow very strongly, which is most urban areas, and reckons that diesel is not the way forward when air quality is becoming the environmental concern of choice. Diesel engines emit the worst of nitrogen oxides and particulates.