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Toyota Revises Their Powertrain Plans

Toyota Engine Plans Future Turbo CVT

William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
October 3, 2012

Besides hybrid powertrains, Toyota's powertrain line has been lacking some key features that competitors are now offering. Those features include direct-injection, Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT), and turbochargers to balance performance and fuel economy.

According to Autoweek, Toyota will be adding those features to their lineup over the next few weeks. At the moment, Toyota employs direct-injection in the Scion FR-S, Lexus GS, and LS: But in the next two years, Toyota will introduce two new engines,
  • 2.5L Atkinson cycle engine for hybrids (Next Year)
  • 2.0L turbocharged (2014)
Toyota will also add direct-injection to certain number of vehicles including the Camry and Venza.

Also coming to Toyota vehicles will be more CVTs, and six- and eight-speed transmissions for its bigger cars.

Source: Autoweek

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.
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4 Comments

Better late than never, but they still do not lead the engine technology race.
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They don't lead in much of anything other than sales to people who don't care about what they drive.

The FRS/BRZ is mostly a subie prodeuct, and the rest of the Scion lineup is back of the pack bad....

Camry is bland as dead wood...

W
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when they give their bulk entry car something competitive (corolla) like a 6 speed and more than only the 1.8L, then "we" might sit up interested again, maybe not for the styling, but because maybe they are moving forward (and not just with the prius, or lexus)
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CVT? Really? Is that supposed to be a downgrade option on the cars that have real gearboxes? I thought this nonsense was a thing of the past...
Have we all forgotten the forgettable DAF? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DAF_600
*shrug*
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