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2016 Toyota Innova’s and Fortuner’s GD engines detailed: Video

2016 Toyota GD diesel engine (1) front view
New generation Toyota GD diesel engine

If 2016 Toyota Hilux is anything to go by, the other two next gen IMV platform products would sport radical changes inside out. The upcoming duo will get new downsized yet more powerful GD diesel engines.

2016 Toyota Innova would ditch the existing 2.5-litre motor in favor of a smaller 2.4-litre GD (2GD-FTV) diesel engine. Despite being smaller, the new diesel motor is significantly more powerful than its predecessor at 150 PS and 400 Nm of torque (twice the amount of torque compared to the outgoing engine).

2016 Toyota GD diesel engine (3) side view

At 44%, the 2.8-litre GD engine is one of the most thermally efficient diesel motors ever engineered.

In addition to the 2.4-litre unit, 2016 Toyota Fortuner will also get a 2.8-litre GD (1GD-FTV) diesel mill which replaces the old 3.0-litre motor. With an impressive 177 PS and 450 Nm of torque on store, the engine would certainly enhance the premium SUV’s performance. Both motors are mated either to a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission.

The auto giant claims that its pioneering Thermo Swing Wall Insulation Technology (TSWIN) enhances efficiency by 15% and torque by a good 25%. The engines also employ the company’s first urea Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) which is claimed to eliminate 99% of NoX emissions.

2016 Toyota GD diesel engine (10) specs

2016 Toyota Innova will get the 2.4-litre unit while the new Fortuner will offer both.

Apart from TSWIN, the motors also incorporate silica-reinforced porous anodized aluminum (SiRPA) coating on pistons which are said to reduce cooling loss during combustion by 30%. The new in-house produced turbocharger is smaller than older gen model by 30% and is claimed to be more responsive.

New Toyota Innova and Fortuner will be launched in India in 2016.


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Sagar Patel

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A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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  • Nandan

    Sounds great! Hope to see it soon on the road!