Set to make its way into the next generation Toyota cars, the two new engines were detailed at the 36th International Vienna Motor Symposium last week. Both under the ESTEC – Economy with Superior Thermal Efficient Combustion technology, one is a 1.2l turbocharged petrol engine, and the other is a 2.8l GD turbo diesel engine.
Toyota will be presenting their new GD engines in two sizes -2.4 liters (2GD-FTV) and 2.8 liters (1GD-FTV). These GD engines will take the place of the current 2.5 liter 2KD-FTV and 3.0 liter 1KD-FTV seen on current Innova and Fortuner in India, respectively.
The new Toyota engines – 2.4 liter engine produces 160 hp and 400 Nm while 2.8 liter engine is capable of 177 hp and 450 Nm. Both engines come in with common rail diesel injection system and variable geometry turbocharger and will be mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission. The motors will be offered in two driving modes – Power and Eco for enhanced power and better fuel efficiency.
2016 Toyota Hilux debuting on May 21 will be the first to receive this Toyota new GD engines after which 2016 Toyota Fortuner and Innova will be its next recipients.
Techspecs of the new 1.2l petrol engine are unknown as of now. It will power a range of new generation small cars from Toyota. This could include the Auris in Europe and America. While in South East Asia, the engine could make way on the new Vios, which is also set for launch in India.