Toyota Diesel Plant finally comes to life after being in process as it has faced and continues to face struggle when it comes to diesel fiasco
Toyota continues to bank in the premium class vehicles in our country. Its small cars did not go well as succeed. However, it saw the demand for diesel engine cars since a very long time and gave us the same. Finally, to take things furtuher it wants to make sure that cost are competitive, consumers benefits, company makes more profit and hence we finally see the new Toyota diesel engine plant coming to life after much talk and wait.
The plant is spread across 22 acres with an investment of Rs 1,100 crore being pumped in. All of this money being pumped to produce engine with a production capacity of 108,000 units/year. Toyota will manufacture the 1GD-FTV 2.8 litre and the 2GD-FTV – 2.4 litre engines. Both these engines are in compliance with BS 4 / Euro 4 emission standards. These engines have an additional provision to upgrade to BS 5 and 6 / which is basically, Euro 5 and 6 with minimum investment and time taken.
Technically these new engines can be found in the Innova. The 2.4 litre and 2.8 litre engines which are equipped with manual and automatic gearbox are 47% more powerful & 13% more fuel-efficient when it comes to the 2.4 unit. The 2.8-litre 1GD-FTV engine is 71% more powerful and is 7% more fuel-efficient when compared to the earlier 2.5 litre engine.
Toyota promise continues to make in India as This is third facility globally, after Japan and Thailand. The diesel plant, specifically on the other hand is the first of its kind in the world. The Indian Automotive Market is the fifth largest market in the world and 40% of the cars sold are diesel vehicles and hence the invest is bound to pay of and help Toyota garner sales and profits. Only stopping this is the uncertain diesel regulations that seem to come in.