Toyota Unwraps Efficient New Engine

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.

Toyota Dynamic Force engineConsumers 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.

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