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Toyota Talks Future Plans for Powertrains

Oct 14 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Turbocharged engines may not be Toyota's big focus for fuel efficiency

Toyota is outlining its future plans for powertrains for its automobiles and talking about some of the technology it will be using. Toyota has plans to invests heavily in turbocharged engines,...

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Toyota Talks Future Plans for Powertrains

Oct 14 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Turbocharged engines may not be Toyota's big focus for fuel efficiency

Toyota is outlining its future plans for powertrains for its automobiles and talking about some of the technology it will be using. Toyota has plans to invests heavily in turbocharged engines, larger displacement Atkinson cycle engines, continuously variable, and fixed gear automatic transmissions. Toyota also plans to invest in hybrid and fuel-cell technologies.

Interestingly, senior managing officer in charge of drivetrain R&D for Toyota Koei Saga isn't convinced that Toyota will be emphasizing turbocharging across its product lines. He believes that increasing the displacement of engines and using the more efficient Atkinson cycle will deliver better power gains without sacrificing fuel economy.

No specific horsepower target was offered for the turbocharged engine Toyota is working on. Toyota is also going to be using water/steam injection to make turbocharged fuel combustion more efficient. Toyota also plans to expand the use of CVT transmissions but use them only when it makes sense.

 
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