(Pictured above is the previous Toyota 'KD' engine)
At the Vienna Motor Symposium 2015, Toyota unveiled its new range of diesel engines, now wearing the ‘GD’ badge which replaces the existing KD engine line-up.
The first vehicle which will debut the new engines will be the all-new 2016 Toyota Hilux which makes its world debut in Thailand on May 21. Previously, we reported on the upcoming eighth-generation pick-up truck where a few leaked spyshots and details about the powertrains it will utilise made its way onto the internet -- and with this announcement, it looks like those rumours have been confirmed.
The first of the two new diesel engines introduced is a 2.4-litre unit with the designation 2GD-FTV while the second is a 2.8-litre unit referred to as 1GD-FTV. Both “Economy with Superior Thermal Efficient Combustion” (ESTEC) engines feature Toyota’s D-4D common rail diesel injection operating at 1,350 bar together with a variable geometry turbocharger (VNT) and intercooler. They will also be paired to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Power output figures provided here are reflective of when the engines are paired to the six-speed automatic transmission. Mated to the six-speed manual transmission, less torque will be made available although figures have not been disclosed by Toyota.
The two new engines are as listed below and could adopt different states of tune depending on the market it is introduced in:
- Capacity: 2.8-litres
- Power: 177hp @ 3,400 rpm
- Torque: 450Nm @ 1,600-2,400 rpm
- Capacity: 2.4-litres
- Power: 160hp
- Torque: 400Nm
Toyota’s new ‘GD’ diesel engine range is a significant step-up from its predecessor. In the ‘KD’ line-up, the 1KD-FTV is a 3.0-litre unit which produced 172hp and 352Nm of torque (depending on market) while the 2KD-FTV’s 2.5-litre powerplant provided 142 and 343Nm of torque.