Posted February 23, 2018 08:24:00 With the first production vehicles arriving in Canada this fall, the engine of the new Toyota Prius is going to have to be one of the last big items on the engine block.
The Kohler LT1 engine is a 1.8L, twin-turbocharged engine that was developed in the U.S. for the Ford Ranger and used for Toyota’s Prius, among other vehicles.
The engine has been used in several different Toyota vehicles, including the Prius hybrid.
With the Priuses now out of production, the Kohlers engine will have to find its way into a new vehicle.
But there’s a catch.
With a few minor changes, the new engine can be made to run on the same fuel as the existing engine.
For example, the turbocharger on the new Prius engine can now run on gasoline, rather than the gasoline used in the current Prius.
The fuel consumption on the current engine will be higher than the engine’s actual fuel consumption, but that won’t matter because the fuel used in this engine is just one part of the engine, said Craig Schreiber, vice president of manufacturing and sales for Kohler Engines.
“It’s a really interesting concept, and I think that’s the thing that people are most interested in,” Schreib said.
“The new engine will actually be one part, but it’s going to run in parallel to the existing turbochargers, and it’s actually going to take up less fuel.”
There are a few things that will make the new turbochargor more efficient than the existing engines, he said.
The first is that the turbo is a liquid-cooled, or CFM, system.
Liquid cooling is an important technology in the auto industry, because it allows more energy to be stored in a liquid than in a gas.
This can reduce the pressure of the turbo to reduce friction and increase engine efficiency.
Schreire said the new system, which uses a ceramic material that’s cooled by water and cooled by the exhaust gases, also makes it easier to control the temperature of the system.
The new turbo also has an electronic valve control that allows it to be tuned for certain operating temperatures.
The control valve on the exhaust valves is also designed to control temperature, and the new fuel efficiency can be tuned to match the fuel that the vehicle consumes.
Schoreiber said the turbo system is designed to work in conjunction with the existing turbine, which is another big change for this engine.
The current turbine is designed for the fuel economy of a 1,500-horsepower Prius with a 5.4L V6 engine.
“With the turbo, you’re basically giving it a new turbo that’s designed to go with the new turbine,” Schoreib said, adding that the new design of the turbine will allow it to operate at higher temperatures than the current turbine.
“When you have a turbine that is designed in the future for a Prius that’s going into the market in 2021, you can probably expect that it’s probably going to last about the same length of time,” Schereib said of the fuel efficiency of the upcoming Prius fuel-efficiency standard.
The turbo in the new Kohler turbo engine is designed with the goal of reducing fuel consumption by about a third of the current turbo, but Schreibur said that’s not a realistic goal.
He said the engine could be as efficient as a Priuse engine that runs on a 5,200-horse power version of the same gasoline engine.
Schriib said the company is not sure when the new Turbo will arrive, but there are plans to introduce it in 2018.
“We’ve got a little bit of a delay with the turbo,” he said, because Kohler is working on the turbo in parallel with the turbine.
That means the turbo’s performance in 2018 is going through a lot of trial and error, Schreber said.
Schraiber said Kohler hopes to have the turbo installed on the next-generation Prius in 2021.
The company is also looking at making the turbo quieter than the Turbocharger used in its previous engines.
The Turbo is quieter than a traditional turbochargator, but the Kohers Turbo will still use a fan to create the airflow to the turbo.
Schreaire said Kohlers engineers are working on adding noise cancelling technology that will increase engine noise and reduce engine vibration.
The noise cancellation technology will not reduce fuel consumption or power, but Kohler will still have to reduce noise and vibration levels by about 50 per cent in order to meet the 2020 fuel economy standard.
“At some point, you need to find the balance between both of those things,” Schreais said.
With more than 3,000 people applying to work for Kohlers Engine, he expects the company to get to that point sooner rather than