Toyota turbocharges its Auris. But what about the Corolla?

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“Despite all the success of hybrids,” I heard this morning in Toyota’s big conference room at their Tokyo HQ, “Toyota is aware that vehicles with conventional powertrains still represent the majority of vehicles sold.”

I looked up, expecting for the sky to fall, but the ceiling remained firmly bolted in place. Instead of the ceiling, another shoe dropped: Toyota, the company wedded to hybrids and naturally aspirated engines, revealed its second small displacement turbocharged engine. [Continue Reading]