As part of a recent pledge Toyota made towards focusing on eco-friendly petrol and electric powertrains, the brand's current RAV4 SUV will no longer be sold with a D-4D 2,0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel option in international markets, according to Autocar.

With the current generation soon to be replaced, it has also confirmed that the new version will follow suit.

Toyota has yet to indicate whether the 2,2-litre turbodiesel supplied to the South African market will also be axed, although the decision on the 2,o D-4D appears to be a global initiative.

Until the next-generation TNGA-based RAV4 is introduced next year, only the naturally aspirated 2,0- and 2,5-litre four-cylinder petrol engines will be offered in Europe.