New diesel en­gine plant in Ben­galuru

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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.

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