More Muscle, Better Economy: New Toyota Engine Design

Toyota Engine Design

The 2015 Toyota Corolla

As part of its larger goal to focus on efficiency, Toyota recently unveiled details about its new lineup of engines. Toyota engine design is focused more on optimizing both fuel economy and performance by reducing weight and adding upgrades like turbochargers.

According to Automotive News, this lineup of fuel-sipping engines consists of about 14 new blueprints for design, about 30% of Toyota’s total array. One of the best examples of this new engine design project is the 1.2-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine, as well as the 1.5-liter naturally aspirated engine that will go in the new Corolla.

“The world’s largest automaker had prioritized gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrains over traditional internal combustion systems,” said Auto News editor Hans Greimel. “But Toyota now is revamping base engines across the lineup. The new technologies draw on direct injection, turbocharging, high compression ratios, and more.”

So far, about 8 of the 14 engines have been released. These engines are well-received, especially because they are more fuel efficient and have better low-end torque than most competitors. What’s not to like about the new lineup of engines?

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