Reliability concerns with the new Motor?

supersix

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Is anyone worried about giving up the old but reliable V8 that's been proven for the new twin turbo V6 / twin turbo v6 hybrid?
 
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RichforTrd

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I don’t think so, they use the same motor in the Lexus.. not sure about the hybrid but I have the highlander hybrid and we’re happy with it. Toyota would put it through its paces.
 

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I’m not concerned of the motor because it has been proven. I was surprised with a nickel battery.
 

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I’m hoping it’s reliable, owned a bunch of Lexus/Yotas, all reliable minus a few with frame issues lol
Let’s hope it doesn’t have a dreaded issue like the Ford has with the cam phasers or carbon buildup
 

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Will the hybrid motor have the ability to drive with 100% electric power or is it only a power-assist feature?
 

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Will the hybrid motor have the ability to drive with 100% electric power or is it only a power-assist feature?
From everything I've heard from our rep and read, it looks like it can drive on electric up to 15mph and will kick on gas after that, unless it demands more power under those speeds. It won't be like a prime where you can toggle it, but more like fords powerboost where the computer determines what's best for mileage and power in situations.
 

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From everything I've heard from our rep and read, it looks like it can drive on electric up to 15mph and will kick on gas after that, unless it demands more power under those speeds. It won't be like a prime where you can toggle it, but more like fords powerboost where the computer determines what's best for mileage and power in situations.
Interesting! That will definitely help fuel mileage and with towing because the initial power it takes to get started is where electric motors shine.
 
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