Toyota India officially inaugurated their new engine manufacturing plant today in Bangalore. Spread over an area of 22 acres, at the Jigani Industrial Area, this new facility is called Toyota Industries Engine India Pvt. Ltd (TIEI).
TIEI is jointly owned by Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) and Kirloskar Systems Ltd. (KSL). TICO owns 98.85% stake while KSL owns 1.15% stake.
The engines which will be produced at the new Toyota India plant will be the newly launched 1GD-FTV 2.8 litre & 2GD-FTV – 2.4 litre four cylinder diesel engines which are now on offer with new Innova Crysta. Toyota states that these engines are “Global Diesel (GD) Engines featuring Economy with Superior Thermal Efficiency Combustion (ESTEC) technology, which contributes to enhanced fuel efficiency.”
Built at an investment of INR 1,100 crore, this new engine manufacturing unit of Toyota can manufacture 1.08 lakh units per year. As of now, the engines produced at BS 4 / Euro 4 compliant, but if need be, they can be upgraded to “BS 5 and 6 / Euro 5 and 6 with minimum investment and lead time in the future.”
The 2.4 liter engine is rated at 148 bhp @ 3400 RPM and 343 Nm @ 1400 RPM. Mated to a five speed manual transmission, it claims to deliver 15.1 kmpl mileage. This engine is 47% more powerful & 13% more fuel efficient than the older 2KD engine of the same segment.
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The more powerful 2.8 liter engine delivers 172 bhp @ 3400 RPM and 360 Nm @ 1200 RPM. It is mated to a six speed automatic gearbox and delivers claimed fuel economy of 14.29 kmpl. Toyota claims that this engine is 71% more powerful & 7% more fuel efficient than old engine.