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Toyota getting help from Gazoo Racing to bring downsized turbo engines to market

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Jan 20th, 2012 at 4:01PM

According to a report by TheDetroitBureau.com, Toyota is teaming up with Gazoo Razing (full name: Gazoo Racing Masters of Nürburgring) to kickstart development and retail rollout of small-displacement, turbocharged engines. While Toyota is the undisputed leader in hybrid sales, the 274,927 gas-electric vehicles sold in 2011 – that's in total, not just the Prius – still represent a tiny portion of overall sales. By contrast, the EcoBoost-equipped Ford F-150 alone sold 100,000 units last year. Direct injection and updated transmissions are also said to be developmental... Read More

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