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.
William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.