Toyota’s AR engine series began its history relatively recently – the first units appeared in 2008. At the moment, these are popular engines that are respected by drivers of Japanese cars to a greater extent in the United States and Canada. Although, some members of the family are spreading all over the world.
Toyota Alphard is a Japanese minivan car produced by Toyota Motor Corporation since 2002. The 3rd generation of the model has been produced since 2015. The car is named after the brightest star in the constellation of Hydra – Alpha Hydrae. In 2006, a deluxe version of the Royal Lounge Alphard was introduced. In contrast to the 7-seat standard, it has only 4 seats. There is also a sports modification – Vellfire. In the 3rd generation, the car has a fundamentally new design and a set of functions.
The 2.5-liter Toyota 2AR-FXE engine has been assembled since 2011 at enterprises in Japan and the USA and put on hybrid versions of the concern’s popular models, including those under the Lexus brand. The unit is very economical, as it works on the Atkinson cycle and is equipped with a Dual VVT-i system.
The 2.4-liter Toyota 2AZ-FE engine was produced in Japan, China and the USA from 2000 to 2019 and was installed on the most popular models of the concern, such as Harrier, Previa, RAV4 and Camry. The units of this series are known for the problem with the breakdown of the threads of the cylinder head …
The 2.4-liter Toyota 2AZ-FXE engine has been produced since 2000 at the concern’s Japanese plant and is installed in one of the company’s most popular hybrid models: Camry, Estima and Alphard. In the Chinese market, they offer their own version of this motor with the 3AZ-FXE index.
The 3.5-liter V6 Toyota 2GR-FE engine has been assembled at factories in the USA and Japan since 2004 and is installed in front and all-wheel drive vehicles with a transverse engine. This unit is known for such models as Camry, Avalon, Sienna, Venza and Lexus models.
The 3.5-liter V6 Toyota 2GR-FKS engine has been produced by the Japanese concern since 2015 and is installed on such models as Camry, Sienna and Highlander, as well as Lexus RX350, ES350 and IS350. This engine features D-4S combined fuel injection and Atkinson cycle operation.
The 3.0-liter Toyota 1MZ-FE engine was produced from 1993 to 2008 at the company’s plants in Japan and the USA and was installed on numerous models of the Japanese concern for all markets. Usually, two versions of the power unit are distinguished: with and without a VVT-i phase regulator at the intake.