Toyota presented its plans for the future in Tokyo

Posted on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 , 05:11:47 byEmil

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Toyota presented its plans for the future in Tokyo

As we all know, the Japanese carmaker Toyota is not really a friend when it comes to turbocharged petrol engines. Apparently, things are about to change. At the 2013 edition of the Tokyo Motor Show the manufacturer has decided to show us part of its plans for the future. According to them, the specialists are now trying to use downsized and turbocharged power plants with a displacement starting with 1.liter and 1.5-liter, respectively. In case you are not aware, Toyota revealed a larger 2.0-liter was the first one to show its face and it came under the hood of the Lexus LF-NX. The carmaker will use smaller units in the future according to Satoshi Ogiso, managing officer in charge of alternative vehicles, chassis development and power trains. Now the carmaker is using a 1.6-liter direct-injected unit that will be available under the hood of the Levrog wagon/estate we told you about a few days ago. According to the carmaker, the new engine will be capable of greater fuel efficiency, in comparison to the 2.0-liter engine used at the moment. There are chances he specialists will use the same 2.5-liter unit to replace the 3.5-liter V6 unit, because according to the engineers the two are quite similar. Another carmaker that is thinking of downsizing the power trains and uses the turbocharged petrol engines is Honda. We have received his information just before the beginning of the 2013 edition of the Tokyo Motor Show. The model that will be directly modified will be the new Civic Type-R that might be capable of generating up to 30 horsepower.