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Toyota Fortuner, Hilux and Land Prado To Get Mild-Hybrid System

Toyota is planning to introduce the new 48V mild-hybrid technology for its diesel-powered pickup trucks and SUVs. The Japanese carmaker already offers self-charging strong-hybrid engines in India in select petrol models, such as Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Innova Hycross and Vellfire. Now, the upcoming mild-hybrid system will be coupled with Toyota’s 2.8-litre diesel engine.

Toyota’s new 48V mild-hybrid system features three major components: – a 48V lithium-ion battery, a belt-driven electric starter generator that replaces the conventional alternator in the engine, and a 48V to 12V DC-DC converter for components that operate on 12V systems like air conditioning.

Toyota claims that this new hybrid tech is light-weighted and can be fitted into existing engines seamlessly. It has been designed with off-roading in mind, ensuring it won’t compromise the performance and towing capabilities of the vehicles.

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Benefits of Mild-Hybrid System

  • This new mild-hybrid technology will enhance the driving experience by boosting torque output and providing torque assist.
  • It will also improve fuel efficiency by 10 per cent compared to diesel-only powertrain.
  • This will also facilitate smoother start/stop functions and regenerative braking.
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These Models Will Get 48V System

According to the carmaker, the Toyota Hilux pickup truck and Land Prado SUV will be the first models to receive this 48V mild-hybrid system. However, reports suggest that this new system will also be offered with the upcoming new-gen Toyota Fortuner.

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