Between September 2017 and September 2018, all new cars will have to conform to the WLTP test procedure (light commercial vehicles follow one year later). For Toyota, the first model to be certified under WLTP will be the Prius, in Q4 2017.
At Toyota, we welcome the change to WLTP, which will provide our customers with a more accurate basis for calculating fuel economy and emissions. As a leader in clean mobility, we have spent decades researching how to make vehicles that are kinder to the environment, producing technologies such as hybrid that have proved their value in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and helping the move towards a low carbon society.
“Hybrid is the backbone of our powertrain programme and will help us cut our vehicle carbon emissions by 90% by 2050 compared to 2010.”
Dr. Johan van Zyl, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe
Everyday tests, realistic results
The new WLTP tests will ensure that lab measurements now better reflect the situations you will experience in everyday life. This means that fuel consumption and emissions values displayed for new cars are a far better representation of what you are actually likely to achieve.