Toyota Crown + 2.0 turbo engine and 8AT

One big news to the Crown: besides the current engine option (the 2.5L V6, with 6AT), Toyota is going to introducing the 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder (which is currently used on the 2015 Lexus NX200t), and mates it to the Aisin-sourced 8-speed automatic transmission.

This marks the first time that the 8AR-FTS 2.0T engine’s longitudinal engine layout application, and it is also the first time that this engine is equipped with the Aisin 8-speed transmission.

We believe Lexus will also put the 2.0T + 8-speed transmission powertrain into the IS sedan (IS200t), and also probably the GS sedan (GS200t) in the next model year for US market

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