Located in Altona, west of Melbourne, the plant will produce approximately 108,000 four cylinder 2.5 litre engines per year for its locally built Camry and Camry Hybrid sedans. The new, more fuel efficient engines will also be exported to Thailand and Malaysia.
The new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine is the first engine from Honda's Earth Dreams Technology series to be launched in Europe. The engine will be introduced on the Civic at the beginning of 2013. Combining competitive power (120 PS) and class-leading torque (300 Nm @ 2000 rpm) with CO2 emissions of just 94 g/km the new Civic 1.6-litre i-DTEC offers impressive fuel economy and performance.
No problem, says comedian Jay Leno, who capped a day of car design and heritage garage touring in Japan by taking the super car for a drive around Tokyo's Akihabara.
Honda Motor announced it will begin sales of a new model for its household MCHP (Micro Combined Heat and Power) gas engine cogeneration unit in November 2012, through gas utilities across Japan. Building on its well-received predecessors that have served as the core unit in the ECOWILL household cogeneration system*1,which runs by burning natural gas or LPG (liquefied propane gas) for electricity generation and using the exhaust heat for hot water supply and heating, the new model has an autonomous operation function that enables system use in a power outage or other emergencies.
Nissan employed the engine valve for the 2012 model of the Nissan GT-R not only because of its light weight but also because of its high cooling efficiency and potential to drastically improve fuel efficiency by preventing knocking.
The trial is designed to ensure all new machines are working at capacity and the engines produced meet the quality standards Toyota is renowned for.
In research to create comfortable sound, Sound Design Lab LLC and the Takeshi Toi Laboratory at Chuo University are advancing with a project to make engine sound more comfortable. Until now, engine sound was perceived as noise, but this research team has discovered that engine sound actually resembles the tonal characteristics of stringed instruments.
Mazda Motorsports today announced that it will sell racing versions of its new SKYACTIV-D CLEAN DIESEL engines to teams competing in the Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) class of racing’s greatest endurance challenge – the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Le Mans engine program will make its debut at the 2013 running of the race. Mazda was the first – and to this day, remains the only – Asian manufacturer to score an overall win at the race, in 1991.
Toyota's engine and only transmission manufacturing facility located in Europe – will officially celebrate its 10th year of operations in Wa?brzych, Poland on June 7. TMMP currently produces manual transmissions and 1.0-litre petrol engines destined to be fitted to the majority of Toyota's locally produced core models in Europe, including the Toyota AYGO, Yaris, Auris, Verso and Avensis. TMMP also supplies engine parts to Toyota's engine production facilities outside of Europe, making it a key facility for the company globally.