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Toyota starts production of new 1.5L TNGA engine in Poland

Engine to be installed in the conventional and hybrid versions of the Toyota Yaris and Yaris Cross
Series of recent investments and announcements of future projects brings total investment to over €1 billion, confirming TME’s direction to further localise main vehicle components in Europe. The modern 1.5L 3-cylinder “Dynamic Force Engine” is the smaller sibling of the 2.0L unit that has already been in production at the same site since September 2019.

1.5L engine strong piece of advanced engineering

This 3-cylinder gasoline unit with variable camshaft timing, working in an Atkinson cycle with up to 40% thermal efficiency, helps to reduce consumption and CO2 emissions by 20% compared to the previous Yaris generation. At the same time it increases its performance by 15%.

This engine can be installed in both conventional as well as hybrid electric vehicles.

With 52% of TME’s sales being full hybrids in 2019, there is clearly a growing appetite for this affordable and low emission, hybrid electric technology.

A TNGA engine

Toyota New Global Architecture applies to all new Toyota models. Within the platform all individual types of chassis, bodies, and drivetrains are bound by common construction rules. The characteristics are a lower center of gravity and a more rigid body which translates into high level passive safety and comfortable driving. On the manufacturing side TNGA means more efficient automated production lines, with a modular design allowing mixed models production of different units, better ergonomics and lesser strain for the environment.

Centre of advanced hybrid technology in Poland

With a strong focus on the future of electrified mobility, TME continues to invest in the European production of electrification powertrain components at its Polish plants. Other than the 2.0L TNGA engine referenced to earlier, its sister Polish plant in Walbrzych has previously announced to start producing a new e-CVT transmission, in 2021. This brings the total cumulative investment in both TMMP plants to over €1 billion euro, creating close to 3,000 jobs in Poland.
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