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Toyota Talks Future Plans for Powertrains
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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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Autoblog Podcast #391 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern!

Jul 28 2014 8:35pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc. We're almost ready to record Episode #391 of the Autoblog Podcast! You can check out the topics below, add your own to the Q&A and join us live via UStream, as well. Keep reading for our embedded UStream player, and thanks for listening! Discussion Topics for Autoblog Podcast Episode #391 New boss at Lincoln Scion xB, iQ ending soon Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Cars that won't live to 2015 C ...
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Jul 28 2014 6:41pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

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Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #391 LIVE!

Jul 28 2014 6:18pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc. We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #391 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern tonight. Discussion Topics For Autoblog Podcast Episode #391 New boss at Lincoln Scion xB, iQ ending soon Dodge Charger S ...
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Jul 28 2014 6:02pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

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All-New 2015 Ford F-150 Pricing Goes Live, Starts at $26,615

Jul 28 2014 3:52pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We’ve learned much about the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 in the last few months: that it will make substantial use of aluminum; the output, weight, and tow ratings of models with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 and 3.5-liter V-6; and now we know how much the 2015 F-150 will cost. Ford has released pricing info, and the base XL and XLT models will increase by $395; that translates to $26,615 and $31,925, respectively. Ford ...
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