September 21, 2020. Toyota Argentina presented a compressed natural gas (CNG) propulsion system, developed together with TA Gas Technology, exclusively for the Toyota Etios Sedan 0 kilometer models in all its versions, ensuring Toyota quality and vehicle performance .
The CNG system for Etios has been customized exclusively for this model. The arrangement of its components ensures non-interference with mechanical or electrical parts, using patterns in the installation processes that allow all units to be the same, respecting approved designs.
The guidelines for the development of the CNG system designed specifically for the Etios Sedan were: Safety, Installation, Durability, Performance, with a meticulous validation plan that allows the CNG system to accompany the guarantee of 5 years or 150,000 km (what whichever comes first).
In the CNG TA system for the Etios Sedan, the technology of multi-point sequential injection of natural gas is complemented, which is managed by an electronic control unit (ECU) and a computer that allows optimizing the ignition advance in gas operation. The combination of both devices makes it possible to generate an operating map with which the best performance is obtained, with a reduction in torque of only 4% and 9% of power.
The ECO Mode indicator, on the instrument panel of the Etios Sedan, will help when driving with maximum savings, since it lights up when only CNG is being used. To protect the engine components, under certain driving conditions, the vehicle works in blend mode, where the TA VSR technology allows the dosing of gasoline supplies that vary depending on the engine load requirements.
The CNG system for the Etios Sedan is offered with 2 storage options. A 58L and 60 Kg steel cylinder, with which a range of 200 km is obtained, or a light 70L steel and fiber cylinder, also 60Kg, with which more than 280 km can be traveled.