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New Turbocharged Toyota Engine Announced

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Toyota announced a small displacement turbocharged engine today that will enter the market powering the compact Auris hatchback.

It will be available as an option on that car, which is soon to be sold in North America under the Scion brand as the iM. Toyota didn’t say whether the new engine will be available in the Scion badged version of the car, but it isn’t likely to arrive soon because of that brand’s single trim, single price sales philosophy.

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Toyota said the direct injected engine will offer “world-leading thermal efficiency” by using a single scroll turbocharger and an integrated water-cooled exhaust manifold to offer adaptive intake cooling regardless of the engine’s current thermal load. That all boils down to a small engine that makes 114 hp and 136 lb-ft of torque.

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