A NEW BUZZ­WORD BRINGS A STREAM­LINED FU­TURE

An in­trigu­ing catch-phrase is buzzing around the mo­tor in­dus­try – Toy­ota New Global Ar­chi­tec­ture (TNGA)

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The idea be­hind the new ar­chi­tec­ture is to stan­dard­ise the size and po­si­tion of core com­po­nents within new ve­hi­cle plat­forms, to stream­line the pro­duc­tion, en­gi­neer­ing and de­vel­op­ment pro­cesses and re­duce man­u­fac­tur­ing costs by 40%.

The new TNGA plat­forms will be er­gonom­i­cally ex­cel­lent, with the low­est pos­si­ble cen­tre of grav­ity, which is fun­da­men­tal for pre­cise han­dling and more re­spon­sive con­trol for safer and more en­joy­able driv­ing.

The stan­dard plat­forms will be­come a light­weight, high-per­for­mance base for each ve­hi­cle, with the core com­po­nents strength­ened, al­low­ing en­gi­neers to con­cen­trate more on each model’s unique fea­tures, rather than the ba­sic ne­ces­si­ties.

Toy­ota says the stream­lined process will help it fo­cus on five as­pects that af­fect the driver ex­pe­ri­ence: driv­ing qual­ity, com­fort, user-friend­li­ness, pride of own­er­ship and se­cu­rity.

This de­sign for­mula promises im­proved per­for­mance, ath­letic de­signs and cost-ef­fec­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing through a com­mon frame­work with com­mon el­e­ments. TNGA will be em­ployed by more than 50% of Toy­ota mod­els by 2020.

THE KEY AD­VAN­TAGES OF TNGA:

• More ath­letic styles. • Im­proved vis­i­bil­ity and

pas­sen­ger space.

• Lower and wider stance. • Lower cen­tre of grav­ity. • Im­proved ride qual­ity. • More re­spon­sive steer­ing. • Light­weight de­signs. • Light­weight pow­er­trains. • Im­proved fuel econ­omy. • Re­duced emis­sions.

Un­der­pin­ning the all-new lux­ury C-HR is a vari­ant of the Toy­ota New Global Ar­chi­tec­ture (TNGA) plat­form first in­tro­duced on the Prius. A fun­da­men­tal char­ac­ter­is­tic of TNGA is the ex­cel­lent balance of re­fine­ment, ride qual­ity and dy­nam­i­cally re­ward­ing han­dling.

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