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Toyota has decided to stir the European diesel market a little bit more and will now offering three diesel Avensis models, the marque's flagship sedan. This is the model that is sold elsewhere as the Acura TSX, albeit with more luxury equipment. All three powertrains are Euro-V compliant and they all have common-rail direct injection, with fourth-generation piezo-electric injectors which raise the pressure to 2000 bar - like the BMW 730d, actually.

Toyota Motor Europe President Tadashi Arashima says that the company has plans for eighteen completely new or heavily revised models which will emit less than 140 grams of CO2 per kilometer by the end of next year. Those sound like very ambitious plans but Toyota, which currently averages 149g/km for its line of vehicles in Europe, could be capable of such heroics. If they indeed make this happen, it would mean that half of all Toyotas sold in Europe would meet that low carbon emission target, u