Toyota Motor Europe starts production of new 2.0L engine at Poland plant

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  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP), in Jelcz-Laskowice, starts production of new 2.0L petrol engine
  • Engine belongs to the new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) powertrain family and will equip hybrid models of the Toyota Corolla (both hatchback and station wagon) as well as the regular RAV4 model
  • Production start comes shortly after a recent announcement that TMMP’s sister plant in Poland (Walbrzych) will add an e-CVT to its existing production, starting 2021
  • Series of recent investments and announcements confirm major role both plants of TMMP, in Jelcz-Laskowice and Walbrzych, continue to play as a conventional and hybrid powertrain production centre for Toyota in Europe

As Toyota Motor Europe (TME)’s hybrid vehicle sales continue to rise as a percentage of total sales in the European region, reaching 52% in the first half of 2019, the company continues to localise production of hybrid powertrain components in Europe. The event at the TMMP plant in Jelcz-Laskowice, Poland, marks the start of production of the new 2.0L TNGA petrol engine that will equip hybrid models of the Toyota Corolla as well as the conventional RAV4 model.

In the presence of the Deputy Minister of Energy, Krzysztof Kubów, the Deputy Minister of Investment & Development, Grzegorza Puda, and the President of Toyota Motor Europe, Dr. Johan van Zyl, the new line for the production of the 2.0L TNGA engine was officially inaugurated. Representing an investment of around €90 million, the new production lines are built in line with Toyota’s New Global Architecture and feature advanced automated production, increased performance and improved ergonomics for the production members.

Several milestones in multi-year investment plans

Unit Location Start of Production
1.8 e-CVT Walbrzych November 2018
2.0L engine Jelcz-Laskowice September 2019
1.5L engine Jelcz-Laskowice Spring 2020
e-CVT Wałbrzych 2021

2.0-litre Dynamic Force Engine TNGA

A modern, two-litre, four-cylinder TNGA engine can interact with the e-CVT in a hybrid powertrain system or operate independently in a conventional powertrain. This new Toyota Dynamic Force Engine running in the Atkinson cycle has an increased capacity, high thermal efficiency and operation at lower temperatures. As a result, a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) achieves exceptionally good NOx levels, which are 91.6% lower than the Euro 6 limit for an equivalent petrol car.