IT’S always nice to be in at the start of something new – in this case I’ve just been at the launch here of the go-it-alone ‘premium’ brand DS. No longer an offshoot of Citroen, it’s now a stand-alone within the Stellantis super group.
Given the stress of city driving and the high speeds on motorways, you might think driving in the countryside would be safer. But this simply isn’t true. I n fact, more than four-fifths of all road deaths this year have taken place on rural roads. This is not an isolated case. I n 2015, an EU report on road safety concluded fatalities in rural areas were highly over-represented in Ireland compared with the EU average. Since 2017, the proportion of deaths on rural roads has risen from 74pc to 82pc this year.
The Rav 4 is very important to Toyota, both in sales and as a crucial vehicle in the battle that the Japanese company is waging against diesel while promoting its petrol/hybrid powertrains and at the same time putting serious switching to fully electric vehicles on the long finger.
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