Automotive News reports that Honda Accord and Toyota Camry will be getting on board the turbocharged four-cylinder bandwagon in the near future.
The Toyota Camry will receive a turbocharged 2.0 L four-cylinder engine, which first debuted in the 2015 Lexus NX200t crossover. In the NX200t, the turbocharged engine makes 235 horsepower and 258 lb.ft. torque. According to the report, the turbocharged 2.0 L engine will likely replace the current naturally aspirated 3.5 L V6 as the optional engine. At the moment, official power figures have not been announced for the turbo four in the Camry, but it will definitely surpass the 178 horsepower from the non turbocharged 2.5 L four-cylinder. However, the turbo four will make less power than the 3.5 L V6, which is rated at 268 horsepower and 248 lb.ft. torque.
On the other hand, Honda Accord will receive a smaller 1.5 L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The engine will make its global debut in the 2016 Honda Civic and will later transfer to the Accord and the CR-V. The unit is part of a new family of twin-cam VTEC engines. In the Accord, the 1.5 L engine is likely to replace the 184 horsepower 2.4 L four-cylinder engine to boost the fuel economy. The 3.5 L naturally aspirated V6 with 278 horsepower and 252 lb.ft. torque will remain as the optional engine.
To date, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry were the last two cars in the segment which were not powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder motor. The engine setup is already available in the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Volkswagen Passat, and other mid-size sedans.
Information Source: Automotive News