In the development chambers of Toyota, the Japanese have been busy lately with a new four-cylinder petrol engine. The power source is now presented together with a new transmission.
Toyota rolls out its TNGA base on more and more models and it is this modular base, among others to be found under the C-HR, Prius, Camry and later the new Auris, who now meets a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine . Toyota hangs the DFE label on the block, a letter combination that stands for Dynamic Force Engine. The power of the new engine is in the efficiency. According to the Japanese, the thermal efficiency is 40 percent, an unprecedented high percentage for a 2.0. If the block is part of a hybrid driveline, the thermal efficiency rises by another 1 percent. The power source is 169 hp strong.
In addition, Toyota is presenting a new transmission, the Direct Shift CVT. This CVT transmission has a special gear for making the first meters. According to Toyota, that extra gearing at low speeds ensures a smoother and more efficient CVT. In combination with other adjustments to the CVT transmission, fuel consumption can therefore be reduced by 6 percent.
Toyota also presents a completely new six-speed manual gearbox, a transmission that is 2 centimeters smaller and nearly 7 kilos lighter than its predecessor. Smart software keeps the speed at level during switching. Toyota says to apply the above new technology in various TNGA models. The 2.0 should in any case already be in the Auris. At the Geneva Motor Show we get to know the new Toyota from close up.