One of the first few cars to feature Toyota’s new Valvematic engine has been unveiled – the new generation Toyota Noah (and it’s more aggressively-styled cousin the Toyota Voxy). The Toyota Noah is a 7 seater compact MPV positioned as a C-segment MPV, similiar to the Toyota Wish. It’s competitors include the Honda StepWGN and the Nissan Serena.
We now have some official output numbers for the first Valvematic engine. The 3ZR-FAE 2.0 litre Valvematic engine puts out 158 PS at 6200rpm, 196Nm at 4,400rpm, and goes 14.2km per litre of fuel used. A non-Valvematic engine is also available – the 3ZR-FE that outputs 143 PS at 5,600rpm and 194Nm of torque at 3,900rpm and goes 13.4km per litre of fuel. CO2 emissions for the Valvematic engine is also lower at 164k/gm compared to the 173g/km figure of the non-Valvematic engine.
Compared to Toyota’s previous flagship 2.0 litre, the new 3ZR engine without Valvematic makes less power – 143 PS versus 147 PS, but the Valvematic 3ZR makes more power – 158 PS vs 147 PS. More details on the new 3ZR-FAE and 3ZR-FE: it is a 1,986cc inline-4 DOHC engine, has a bore and stroke of 80.5mm x 97.6mm, and it’s compression ratio is 10.0:1.
More photos after the jump.
Toyota reveals Valvematic technology