Toyota has recently announced a brand new 1.0 liter three-cylinder engine for the recently unveiled second Aygo generation.
The second generation of the Toyota Aygo will be coming with a brand new 1.0 liter three-cylinder engine. The unit in question has just been announced by the Japanese based automaker and it’s said to have a maximum thermal efficiency of 37 percent and this with the fuel reduction means 30 percent in fuel consumption, compared to the current models. The new engine is producing 68 HP (51 kW) and 95 Nm (70 lb-ft) of torque and it’s helping the small city car to burn an average of 4.1 liters of fuel every 100 km (68.8 mpg UK / 57.3 mpg US).
Toyota says that the same new petrol burner is also available on the Passo city car, offered on the company’s local auto market. Besides this 1.0 liter three-cylinder engine, Toyota will also launch a 1.3 liter petrol, with an Atkinson cycle, and by 2015, the carmaker will introduce 14 new engine variations based on these units. The new Toyota Aygo generation has been introduced at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, back in March, and it’s still sharing a lot of components with its French cousins, the Peugeot 109 and the Citroen C1.