Toyota Industries announced that it began production of the 1GD-FTV 2.8L in-line turbo diesel engine in June at its Higashi-Chita plant. It will be used in models like the new Land Cruiser Prado, which was unveiled on June 17.
Toyota Industries was commissioned by Toyota Motor Co. to develop GD engines and turbochargers. Production of turbochargers for the GD series began in February at the company’s Hekinan plant in Aichi Prefecture.
Toyota Industries began its engine business in 1953. After starting production of gasoline engines for automobiles, it began producing a wide variety of engine types including diesel engines for cars and commercial engines for vehicles such as forklifts. Currently, the automobile diesel engines it produces are KD engines for Toyota’s IMV (Innovative International Multipurpose Vehicles) platform and VD engines for models like the Land Cruiser. It produces gasoline engines such as AR engines which are used in the RAV4.
(Translated by Greg Scott)