Within the early 2000s, Toyota added a Turbo Diesel engine that supplied the facility and efficiency that earlier fashions had lacked when positioned in Hilux frames. The 1KZ-TE first rolled off the manufacturing strains in 1993, providing a while to tweak the efficiency and design for this particular truck (1997 for the Australian Mk.6 Hilux and 2003 for the 120-Sequence LandCruiser Prado, as an illustration). Sadly for American drivers, the 1KZ-TE Turbo Diesel stays just some years too younger for import however will come to maturity, so to talk, underneath IVSCA tips very shortly.
These engines are supremely dependable, as many diesel powerplants are. And with the turbocharged nature of the 1KZ-TE considered, the efficiency specs of a Hilux powered by one in every of these beasts are additionally naturally elevated. The Straight 4 engine produces as much as 145 horsepower and as much as 253.1 lb-ft of torque at a low 2,000 RPM vary. They have been constructed as a single, forged iron block with a balanced metal crankshaft.