You sound more convincing although I don't know if you are smoking me or not but I buy the explanation unlike his .
What I said can be google easily.
6th gen Celica is the last turbocharged Celica. The engine is hand over to Caldina for 2 more gen.
Caldina GT stops production in 2007. In Sg, I think only got 1.8L. There were some discussion on this car in MCF.
only re-appears in Toyota stable when Lexus NX was launched.
In Europe, ppl like small turbocharged car. None of Toyota stable fit European profile.
That's why got 1.2t and 1.8t.
Prius was launched in 1997. In 1997, 7th gen Celica was launched with 1.8L NA.
It is more for the American market. Celebrity likes it.
Despite the popularity of petrol hybrid in USA, sales of hybrid car in Europe was bad.
Sales of petrol hybrid only increase in past 2 yrs in Europe in line with explosion of EV.
Edited by Davidtch, 12 September 2018 - 02:42 PM.