GENEVA -- Toyota has no plans to sell diesel-hybrid cars, Katsuaki Watanabe, the carmaker's president, said.
Watanabe said diesel hybrids would be too expensive for customers. "Technologically, a passenger car with a diesel hybrid is feasible for us since we already have a truck in Japan with a diesel hybrid. But a diesel hybrid car would cost more than a gasoline hybrid. Today we have no plans to introduce a diesel hybrid," Watanabe said,
Watanabe was speaking in Geneva at a press event Monday on the eve of the annual auto show in the Swiss city.
Toyota introduced its Prius gasoline hybrid car in 1997. The carmaker also sells Lexus cars with gasoline hybrid powertrains. Watanabe said the carmaker aims to reach 1 million annual sales of hybrid cars during the next decade.