Toyota Etios to get new engines of same displacements in 2016 – Brazil

Posted on: Nov 11, 2015 - 4:23pm IST

Aisin will make the transmission locally for the new engines.

Automotive Business reports that the Toyota Etios duo for the South American markets is bound to get new engines in its next model year update in 2016. The new motors will be of the same displacements as the current ones, as Luiz Carlos Andrade, Toyota’s Chief Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, told the publication, “will be new engines 1.3 and 1.5, different from the current.”

2016 Toyota Etios hatch Brazil
The new 1.3- and 1.5-litre engines will be built at Toyota’s upcoming manufacturing facility in Porto Feliz (Sao Paulo).

The engines will be manufactured in the company’s new plant in Porto Feliz (SP), which is expected to be inaugurated in the first half of 2016. The new engine facility already has 180 employees, which is expected to be increased to 340. The new motors are believed to be offered with a 5-speed manual transmission. The transmission will be produced by Aisin, which will inaugurate its plant in Itu (Sao Paulo) at the same time.

2016 Toyota Etios MirrorLink Brazil
The new engines are expected to produce a similar amount of power and torque.

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A big bump in power or torque in the new engines for the Etios models is not expected. The existing mills, the 1.3-litre and 1.5-litre four-cylinder flex 16-valve engines, develop 90 hp & 126 Nm, and 96.5 hp & 136 Nm respectively.

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[Source: Automotive Business Brazil]

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One thought on “Toyota Etios to get new engines of same displacements in 2016 – Brazil

  1. Ilbirs says:

    Probably what will happen to these Etios’ engines in Brazil is ditching the small reservoir in the engine bay used to inject gasoline when cold starting a flex-fuel car if filled with ethanol. More modern systems use pre-heating of the fuel in the rail or tougher starters that allow moving the engine for a bit without injecting fuel to heat the combustion chamber, allowing cold start with pure ethanol (E100) in the tank without using a drop of gasoline.


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