Saturday, April 28, 2012

What is VVT-i?

VVT-i, or Variable Valve Timing with intelligence, is an automobile variable valve timing technology developed by Toyota, similar in performance to the BMW's VANOS. The Toyota VVT-i system replaces the Toyota VVT offered starting in 24 December 1991 on the 5-valve per cylinder 4A-GE engine. The VVT system is a 2-stage hydraulically controlled cam phasing system. The Toyota motors CEO has been reported to have said, "VVT is the heart of every modern Toyota!"

VVT-i, introduced in 1996, varies the timing of the intake valves by adjusting the relationship between the camshaft drive (belt, scissor-gear or chain) and intake camshaft. Engine oil pressure is applied to an actuator to adjust the camshaft position. Adjustments in the overlap time between the exhaust valve closing and intake valve opening result in improved engine efficiency.Variants of the system, including VVTL-i, Dual VVT-i, VVT-iE, and Valvematic, have followed.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

New Toyota Avanza launched in Malaysia

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMW Toyota) introduced the new Toyota Avanza recently. This is a new generation of the sucessful seven seater multi-purpose vehicle (MPV). Price list for the Avanza 1.3 is at RM64, 590, the 1.5E at RM72, 590, the 1.5G at RM77, 290 and the 1.5S at RM79, 590. Prices stated are including insurance, for metallic colours. All vehicles come with three years or 100,000 kilometre warranty, whichever comes first.

Equipped with 3SZ-VE 1.5-litre VVTi engine, it has a capacity to deliver 103 PS of maximum power at 136 Nm of torque. The 1.5S, 1.5G, 1.5E mated with a four-speed auto transmission. Another one is equipped with K3-VE 1.3-litre VVTi engine; it has a capacity to deliver 91 PS of maximum power at 117 Nm of torque. It is mated with a five-speed manual transmission.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

May this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright new year.

Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!