Toyota Reveals New Details About the Upcoming 2016 Innova and Fortuner
Recently, Toyota announced that a new series of diesel engines will be replacing the existing engines the company uses in Innova and Fortuner. The new GD series engines will use Thermo Swing Wall Insulation Technology (TSWIN), making them one of the most thermally efficient engines in existence.
The GD series consists of two engines – the 2.4 litre turbo diesel and the 2.8 litre turbo diesel, which will replace the current KD engines, 2.5 and 3.0 litre capacity, respectively. Toyota Innova currently employs the 2.5 litre engine while Fortuner runs on the 3.0 litre engine.
Despite being smaller, the new engines boast improved torque and fuel efficiency. The engines also incorporate silica-reinforced porous anodized aluminum (SiRPA) coating, which reduce cooling loss due to combustion. The new turbocharger used by the GD engines is 30 percent smaller than the current one, and features a newly developed turbine that improves efficiency. The engine has instantaneous acceleration response and produces maximum torque over a wide range of rpm.
The engines use Toyota’s urea Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)6 system, which can eliminate up to 99 percent of emissions of nitrogen oxide, which causes air pollution.
The new GD engines will be present in the 2016 Innova and 2016 Fortuner.