Toyota's Powertrains For The Future Focus On Drivers

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Japanese carmaker Toyota has revealed a new range of powertrains that fit with its Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) underpinnings.

The new engines and powertrains are part of a new Toyota onslaught till 2021 that will see the company shift focus towards driver enjoyment, lower emissions, and fuel efficiency.

The new powertrain setups aims to increase power by 10 percent while lowering emissions by up to 15 per cent all the while delivering up to 20 percent better fuel economy.

Among the range of new engines revealed which Toyota calls ‘Dynamic Force Engines' is a 2.5-litre direct-injection inline four-cylinder petrol engine, which uses high-speed combustion and other efficiency-based technologies.

Toyota claims efficiency ratings of 40 and 41 percent for the petrol and petrol hybrid versions of this engine respectively.

Toyota also revealed a set of new automatic gearboxes, an 8-speed and a 10-speed. The new gearboxes are designed to experience low levels of friction with Toyota claiming that the 10-speed has ‘among the world's quickest' shift speeds contribute to a smooth drive.

The reveal of the new powertrains comes at a time when Toyota is shifting its focus towards long-range electric cars as it tries to keep up with the rest of the automotive industry in a massive shift towards cleaner vehicles.

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Story first published: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 20:16 [IST]
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