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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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Toyota post 23% jump in net income, helped by weak yen, cost cuts

Nov 5 2014 2:38am CST | Source: Automotive News

Toyota sidestepped stagnating sales to post double-digit profit increases in the July-September quarter, thanks to advantageous exchange rates and big cost cuts. Net income jumped 23 percent to 539 billion yen ($4.93 bill ...
Source: Automotive News   Full article at: Automotive News
 

 
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Every car is a bit mad here at the 2014 SEMA Show (pictures)

Nov 4 2014 8:18pm CST | Source: CNET Car Tech

The 2014 SEMA Show is the only place in the world where an 850 horsepower Toyota Camry doesn't seem out of place. Watch as automakers show the wild si ...
Source: CNET Car Tech   Full article at: CNET Car Tech
 

 
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Every car is a bit mad here at the 2014 SEMA Show (pictures)

Nov 4 2014 8:18pm CST | Source: Car Craft

The 2014 SEMA Show is the only place in the world where an 850 horsepower Toyota Camry doesn't seem out of place. Watch as automakers show the wild ...
Source: Car Craft   Full article at: Car Craft
 

 
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2 weeks ago

2015 Toyota Tundra

Nov 4 2014 4:51pm CST | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Toyota Tundra is not a primary player in the ultra-competitive pickup world. In fact, it’s more of a loyalty offering to Toyota fans—it’s not winning away many buyers from Ford, GM, or Ram trucks. Although it doesn’t stand out in any of the categories that pickup buyer ...
Source: The Car Connection   Full article at: The Car Connection
 

 
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2015 Toyota Tundra

Nov 4 2014 4:51pm CST | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Toyota Tundra is not a primary player in the ultra-competitive pickup world. In fact, it’s more of a loyalty offering to Toyota fans—it’s not winning away many buyers from Ford, GM, or Ram trucks. Although it doesn’t stand out in any of the categories that pickup ...
Source: The Car Connection   Full article at: The Car Connection
 

 
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Toyota introduces an 850+ bhp Camry Sleeper at SEMA

Nov 4 2014 4:00pm CST | Source: World Car Fans

Toyota has an unveiled the Camry Sleeper at the SEMA Motor Show. It features a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces more than 850 b ...
Source: World Car Fans   Full article at: World Car Fans
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Toyota Dressed an 850-Horse Tube-Frame Dragster In Plain-Jane Camry Clothing for SEMA

Nov 4 2014 3:11pm CST | Source: Car and Driver

Outrageousness abounds at the 2014 SEMA show, so for a moment you might be excused for thinking this silver 2015 Camry wears nothing more involved than some custom wheels and smoky tint. That impression will swiftly fade, though, when the mild-mannered sedan flips open, Funny Car-style, to reveal a tube frame dragster powered by a supercharged, nitro-huffing V-8 sending 850 screaming horses to the rear wheels. This is one Camry you do not wan ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Toyota Corolla Does Burnout So Hard The Blower Falls Off

Nov 4 2014 2:49pm CST | Source: Jalopnik

Aussie burnouts are the real deal. Exhibit A: a V8 Toyota Corolla whipping so hard the sky-high blower falls off.Re ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Recall Alert: 2014 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid and Avalon, Avalon Hybrid

Nov 4 2014 1:46pm CST | Source: Cars.com

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,650 model-year 2014 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon and Avalon Hybrid sedans The Problem: Toyota is reporting that the left front suspension lower arm may have an improperly manufactured bolt hole which could affect bolt clamping force. In the event of severe impact to the area, which could be caused by driving on rough pavement, the lower arm could separate from the ball joint, causing a loss of steering control. The automaker said it i ...
Source: Cars.com   Full article at: Cars.com
 

 
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This Boring Camry Is An 850 HP Sleeper That'll Melt Your Eyeballs Off

Nov 4 2014 1:36pm CST | Source: Jalopnik

The Toyota Camry is the gold standard of beige. Apparently knowing that full well, Toyota saw fit to take to SEMA the ultimate Sleeper Camry. No, seriously. That's what they're calling it – the Toyota Sleeper Camry. And it's got an 850 horsepower, supercharged, nitrous-injected V8 that will make you scream for momma.Rea ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik
 

 

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