Future Toyotas not likely to be turbocharged

Posted Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 by nhtwpprod

Most vehicle manufacturers are heading towards smaller engines and turbocharging to increase power and minimize fuel use. Smaller turbo engines are becoming more popular as a way to increase horsepower without increasing engine size. Turbos work by compressing the air that goes into the engine, so that the engine is then able to squeeze more air into the cylinders. That increases the engine's capacity for fuel to be added, increasing the power in each cylinder. In spite of the enthusiasm of other car makers, don’t expect to see a lot of turbocharged engines featured in the Toyota cars online after 2014.

Toyota believes that using the Atkinson cycle in larger engines will result in greater power gains, while also maintaining fuel-efficiency. They work by keeping intake valves open for longer periods, reducing the length of compression stroke, and reducing pumping losses. Although the Atkinson cycle engines sacrifice some torque, they do operate more efficiently, and they can work effectively in a hybrid or non-hybrid system and restore the torque. As a result, the company doesn’t plan on using turbos in many of their product lines, instead choosing to incorporate the technology that they believe to be the most effective.

Technology is an important factor to the Toyota automakers, leading them in directions that differ from other automakers. There are reasons that the Toyota Camry is the best-selling car in the United States, and that the Toyota Prius is the best-selling hybrid. Many people who are looking for new Toyota cars in Los Angeles have owned a Toyota before. Of those that haven’t, the research has pointed them in the direction of the leading automakers for a vehicle that has the fuel-efficiency, dependability, and performance in which they want to invest.