Engine Toyota 1KR-VE

The 1.0-liter Toyota 1KR-VE engine has been produced since 2016 in Japan and is only installed on compact models for Southeast Asia. The aluminum three-cylinder unit with a timing chain drive is equipped with a variable valve timing system VVT-i at the intake.

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

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Agya 1 (B100) since 2017;
  • Daihatsu Ayla since 2017;
  • Daihatsu Sigra since 2016;
  • Perodua Axia since 2017;
  • Perodua Bezza since 2016.


Production years since 2016
Displacement, cc 996
Fuel system injector MPI
Power output, hp 67
Torque output, Nm 91
Cylinder block aluminum R3
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 71
Piston stroke, mm 84
Compression ratio 11.5
Features ETCS-i
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator VVT-i intake
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.1
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Agya 2017)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~200 000
Weight, kg 77

Disadvantages of the 1KR-VE engine

  • In Asian forums, the motor is scolded for loud work and strong vibrations;
  • The pump is often given up at 50,000 km, and the timing chain is extended to 100,000 km.

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