Sources of Toyota Indonesia explained to KompasOtomotif that the 1.3L engine with regard to program Low Carbon Emission (LCE), which until now has not diketok government regulation. The difference with the 1.5L that meet both domestic and export, 1.3L only for domestic needs.
LCE is an advanced program of Low Cost Green Car (LCGC). Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) which acquired the allocation was because of Toyota products in class LCGC has become arable Astra Daihatsu Motor.
Sources also said, the 1.3L will be used in Toyota models that have been produced locally. When explored further, the source answered yes when asked what KompasOtomotif 1.3L engine will be used Vios and Yaris.
This information is very interesting because as we know two models of the platform it only had the choice of 1NZ-FE 1.5L engine. The latest edition Vios in Indonesia is already ascertained replace such machines in Thailand, the same capacity 1.5L just now coded similar Sienta NR.
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Toyota Motor Thailand New Vios 2016 uses 1.5L engine coded 2NR-FBE with dual VVT-i powered 108 tk and torque of 140 Nm. The new options replace the old type-FE 1.5L 1NZ that has been used for a long time. New Vios 2016 also comes with a CVT.
Smaller engines on the Vios and Yaris goal to make economical, but could be considered illogical because the energy is lower. One thing to remember aluminum can cut the weight machines up to 80-90 kg. Diets like that affect fuel efficiency.
Moreover, given the LCE is a government program that refers to an alternative technology as a differentiation of LCGC. It could be a 1.3L engine that will be accompanied by new technologies.