Displacement tax.Yup. But I'm nit sure why to make a new 2L turbo. Maybe the 8ar isn't good enough compared to their dynamic force set up. I doubt this new turbo would come to North America anyways.
I could see a scenario where the T24 ends up in larger SUVs and the S20 ends up in sedans and smaller SUVs. S20 might be a good fit in the Camry, ES, IS, Rav4, and UX.The Highlander D-4ST test mule have been spotted for a while, but everyone expected it to carry over the 8AR-FTS. Designing an engine specifically for ChDM is weird to me, since pure ICEVs won't have much life time left anyway. Maybe this will also appear in a hybridized form in the future (e.g. replace 2.4T in 500h with 2.0T to make 450h).
I don't quite see the point of the S20 in the US. The Camry, ES, IS, Rav4, and UX can have 240hp just by way of doing the A25 hybrid with far better gas mileage.I could see a scenario where the T24 ends up in larger SUVs and the S20 ends up in sedans and smaller SUVs. S20 might be a good fit in the Camry, ES, IS, Rav4, and UX.
I don't see the S20 going into Camry. They can get the Camry to 240hp by just using newer/more powerful hybrid systems with the A25.What's more important is that the S20 is an "imported" engine. This could mean it's not limited to ChDM. Next-gen Camry could be a good candidate to receive it replacing the V6.
I also wonder whether this "extended ratio 8AT" is just to reduce fuel consumption for CAFE compliance.