New Turbocharged Toyota Engine Announced

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

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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Luke Vandezande
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  • Guy Guy on Apr 19, 2015

    cooled exahust manifold? you would think that would hurt performance on a turbo engine.

  • Alastair stell Alastair stell on May 27, 2015

    Horrible and a complete waste of time. Looks suitable for a go-kart or any car weighing less than 1000lbs. Otherwise I'm keeping my 1.6L 4AGE 20V Blacktop that delivers 160hp and 40mpg (UK).