Compared to other major car making industry players, Toyota is not one to lack in economical or ecological engines.
Still, with fuel price on the rise and the eco-movement gaining momentum, it can never hurt to bring out ever more efficient engines.
And so Toyota did, and the new engines are expected to improve fuel efficiency over the current engine lineup by 10%. This will go a long way to both making the brand stronger in this market and to better handle the new emissions law Europe will be imposing come 2020.
So far, we know about two of the new engines, one of them being a 1.3 liter unit running on the Atkinson cycle, commonly associated with hybrid engines. The second mill is a 1.0 liter and a product of a collaboration with Daihatsu. By 2015, Toyota hopes to obtain 14 different engine variations from there two, and most upcoming models will be sporting one or the other.