2016 Corolla To Get New Powertrain, 25% fuel economy increase, 15% power increase


I included a portion for the Corolla of the article below:

Gains for Toyota’s non-hybrid powertrains will be even higher.

“By improving thermal efficiency in engines and energy-relay efficiency in transmissions, Toyota has increased the overall fuel efficiency of its powertrains by approximately 25-percent and overall power output by more than 15-percent,” the company said.

After debuting in the Prius, the TNGA platform will be carried over to the Corolla, Lexus CT and other front-wheel drive cars later this year. The first three models (Prius, Corolla and Lexus CT) represent about half of the Toyota’s 10 million vehicles produced worldwide.

The overhaul on the engine architecture is part of a larger strategy to trim costs and increase performance in order to stay competitive against rivals such as Nissan Volkswagen.

Calling it an “intentional pause,” Toyota is holding off on new projects at production plants to focus on implementing the strategy. Instead, the carmaker will be revamping existing facilities to build the new TNGA platforms, with plans that will include installing equipment that is more compact and downsizing paint booths.