New diesel engine plant in Bengaluru
Toyota Industries Engine India, a joint venture between Kirloskar Systems Ltd. and Toyota Industries Corporation, Japan, has inaugurated its new engine manufacturing plant at Jigani Industrial Area, Bengaluru. The new plant will manufacture powerful and high-performance Global Diesel (GD) engine featuring Economy with Superior Thermal Efficiency Combustion (ESTEC) technology.
Spread across 22 acres with an investment of Rs 1,100 crore, the plant has the capacity to produce 108,000 units a year. It manufactures 1GD-FTV 2.8 litre & 2GD-FTV 2.4 litre engines in compliance with BS 4 / Euro 4 emission standards with a provision to upgrade to BS 5 and 6 / Euro 5 and 6 with minimum investment and lead time. The new state-of-the-art facility is the first GD Engine Plant of Toyota in India and third globally, after Japan and Thailand.
The 2.4 litre and 2.8 litre engines equip manual transmission and automatic transmission of Innova Crysta, respectively. The 2.4-litre 2GD-FTV engine is 47% more powerful and 13% more fuel efficient, and the 2.8-litre 1GD-FTV engine is 71% more powerful and 7% more fuel efficient, than the 2KD engine.
The Indian Automotive Market is the 5th largest in the world and 40% of the cars sold are diesel vehicles. The new diesel plant in Bengaluru will boost employment opportunities in Karnataka, generating need for skilled manpower. This will create a convivial environment for foreign investors to invest more in the State.