Prius Takes on Diesels as Hybrids Seen Gaining From VW Scandal

  • New Prius to achieve 40 kilometers per liter in Japan testing
  • Hybrids seen benefiting as regulators toughen diesel testing
Photographer: Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg

Toyota Motor Corp. said it set out to match the performance of diesel engines in developing its new Prius, as analysts predict gasoline-electric hybrids to benefit from Volkswagen AG’s emissions-rigging scandal.

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