Log in or Register for enhanced features | Forgotten Password?
White Papers | Suppliers | Events | Report Store | Companies | Dining Club | Videos
Auto Components
Return to: ABR Home | Auto Components | Powertrain

Toyota JV starts new four-cylinder engine production in China

ABR Staff Writer Published 10 November 2011

GAC Toyota Engine (GTE), a joint venture between Toyota and Guangzhou Automobile has started production of a new four-cylinder inline 'AR' engine at its Nansha plant in Guangdong Province, China.

The automaker said that the start of AR engine production at the Nansha plant represents an additional investment of $96m.

The new engine will be available in three configurations: a 2.5-liter, a 2.7-liter, and a 2.5-liter hybrid, with the 2.5-liter type to be used in the new Camry soon to be launched in China.

According to the automaker, the GTE joint venture which was established in 2004 as a supplier for engines and parts in China, started production in 2005 and reached 1 million engines in 2009.

GAC Toyota Engine, which also produces the older 'AZ' model as well as engine parts, has a total annual production capacity of about 500,000 units.