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Toyota has officially introduced the engines that will be powering the next generation Toyota Hilux at the 2015 Vienna Motor Symposium. The new engines are from the GD family, which replaces the outgoing KD engines found in the current Hilux and other Toyota models.

The new “Economy with Superior Thermal Efficient Combustion (ESTEC)” engines are the 2.8 litre 1GD-FTV and the 2.4 litre 2GD-FTV, which replaces the 3.0 litre 1KD-FTV and 2.5 litre 2KD-FTV respectively.

The larger 2.8 litre engine is rated at 177 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 450 Nm of torque at 1,600-2,400 rpm (reportedly 420 Nm with a manual), while the 2.4 litre does 160 horsepower and 400 Nm. However different tunes may be used in different countries and/or different models.

The new GD engines will feature common rail direct injection at 1,350 bar and a variable geometry turbocharger. They will be mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Other than the new Hilux and Fortuner, the new GD family of turbodiesels are expected to be a feature in the Toyota Landcruiser Prado as well.

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