Engine Toyota 1KR-DE

The 1.0-liter Toyota 1KR-DE engine has been produced since 2012 in Japan and is only installed on compact models for Southeast Asia. This motor is as cheap and simplified as possible, for example, it does not have a phase regulator. A slightly more powerful version carries the index 1KR-DE2.

The KR family also includes engines: 1KR‑VE and 1KR‑FE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Agya in 2012 – 2017;
  • Daihatsu Ayla since 2012;
  • Daihatsu Hijet since 2016;
  • Perodua Axia in 2014 – 2017.


Production years since 2012
Displacement, cc 996
Fuel system injector MPI
Power output, hp 65 – 66
Torque output, Nm 85 – 90
Cylinder block aluminum R3
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 71
Piston stroke, mm 84
Compression ratio 10.5 – 11
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.1
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Agya 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~200 000
Weight, kg 72

Disadvantages of the 1KR-DE engine

  • Asian drivers note its noisy operation and strong vibrations;
  • The timing chain can stretch up to 100,000 km, and the pump can leak up to 50,000 km.

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