New Toyota Hybrid Engines Coming Soon

December 29th, 2016 by

Toyota Hybrid Engine in Prius vToyota is already a leader in both hybrid and conventional gas engine technologies. But in order to deliver on the increasing demand for more efficient engines, new Toyota hybrid engines are currently in development. These engines are set  to make big gains over currently available technology, and the staff at Toyota of Naperville are excited for these advancements. Here’s what we know so far about these next-generation powertrains.

Toyota New Global Architecture

Toyota is developing a new approach to automotive design with the goal of maximizing fuel efficiency while preserving a dynamic driving experience. Known as Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), this suite of engineering and technology upgrades will underpin many forthcoming Toyota models. The new Toyota hybrid engines are just one part of the effort to enhance the Toyota lineup overall.

Advanced Hybrid Technology

The powertrain engineers at Toyota have developed a new 2.5L four-cylinder engine that can be adapted for both conventional gas and hybrid gas/electric models. In hybrid configurations, an electric motor will actually be able to provide direct driving power for the first time, helping this engine to feel stronger and sportier than the engines it’s replacing. It is also more efficient thanks to improved thermal insulation. The engines will be paired with either eight or ten-speed automatic transmissions that further boost efficiency while providing an exceptionally smooth ride.

The Future Toyota Lineup

Toyota has plans to make TNGA and the new and improved 2.5L engine major part of its lineup over the coming years. By 2021, the automaker expects 60% of the lineup to run on new powertrains. And since both the engine and the architecture have been designed for flexibility, they will integrate fluidly with present and future models. Each will remain distinct, but they will share the same optimizations.

Explore the Hybrid Technology of Today at Toyota of Naperville

One of the only current models to take advantage of TNGA is the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. This plug-in hybrid delivers exceptional fuel economy as part of a stellar overall driving experience. Check it out in person at Toyota of Naperville, and get ready for a wave of exciting new models to arrive at the dealership in the coming years.