Toyota has unwrapped a host of new advancements for the Prius and Camry as the automaker continues the buildout of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA)
Highlights include a 2.0-liter Dynamic Force engine for gasoline and hybrid vehicles, a variable automatic transmission, a six-speed manual transmission and two new all-drive systems.
Consumers will be excited about Continuous Variable Automatic Transmission, which addresses the lag when accelerating from a stop. Toyota engineers essentially added a launch gear so when the vehicle builds speed the CVT will take over.
Toyota said the Dynamic Force engine is inline four-cylinder and will include Toyota's D4-S port, direct fuel injection and electronically-controlled water pump and thermostat. It will reportedly have 40 percent thermal efficiency.
The TNGA platform will include a new all-wheel-drive system with torque-vectoring capability that can distribute torque between the left and right rear wheels.
Toyota plans to bring multiple versions of the engines, transmissions and hybrid systems to market by 2022.