A NEW BUZZWORD BRINGS A STREAMLINED FUTURE
An intriguing catch-phrase is buzzing around the motor industry – Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA)
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
• 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.