2.8L GD engine mounted on the India-bound 2016 Fortuner showcased in Tokyo – IAB Report
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Toyota Motor Corporation is showcasing its new 2.8-liter GD diesel engine at the ongoing 44th Tokyo Motor Show. These engines are reported to be produced in India too, at the Jigani plant in Karnataka, from next year.
Unveiled at the Vienna Motor Symposium this year, the new GD series of diesel engines replace the KD engines in the company’s next generation IMV-platform products that include the 2016 Toyota Hilux, the 2016 Toyota Fortuner and the incoming 2016 Toyota Innova.
The GD engine family has the 2.4-litre 2GD-FTV that replaces the 2.5-litre 2KD-FTV and the 2.8-litre 1GD-FTV that succeeds the 3.0-litre 1KD-FTV engine. Both GD engines feature an Economy with Superior Thermal Efficient Combustion (ESTEC) system, a Variable-Nozzle Turbocharger, the company’s first urea Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) which is said to eliminate 99% of NoX emissions, and a Thermo Swing Wall Insulation Technology (TSWIN) that improves efficiency by 15 percent and torque by 25 percent, according to Toyota.
The 2.4-litre unit churns out 160 hp of maximum power and 400 Nm of peak torque, while the 2.8-litre motor generates 177 hp and 450 Nm. Both are available with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.