Toyota will use high-efficiency Atkinson-cycle engines in its new Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrains. Toyota Motor Corp. says its more-powerful, second-generation hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) will continue to use internal combustion engines that operate with the high-efficiency Atkinson cycle, says David Hermance, director of the Toyota Technical Center. Hermance provides Ward's with several details of the company’s new Hybrid Synergy Drive system not available when Toyota ...

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