I don't typically watch these Youtube videos (don't like giving the clicks) but it appears he's talking about modern Toyota engines (the ones that spec like 0W-16) consuming a bit of oil. Those aren't the notorious "Toyota Oil Burners", which was an older series of engines that consumed obscene amounts of oil once the return holes got plugged up. As I noted, Saturn had the same problem.
Low tension rings have been used for ages, here's a 2004 thread on this board discussing them:
Hi, Had my 98 Chevy S10 in for service and was talking to a very knowledgable technician. One thing I asked was about oil viscosities, and if he thought something like a 5w-40 would be better for the L35 4.3L V6 in my truck. I told him that I wondered about using heavier oils because my sources...
They are not, by themselves, a driver of high oil consumption.