The 2.0-liter Toyota 1AZ-FSE engine was produced by the Japanese concern from 2000 to 2009 and was installed on many popular company models, such as Caldina, Ipsum, RAV4 and Avensis. This unit stood out in the lineup by the presence of a proprietary D4 direct fuel injection system.
Toyota Opa is a Japanese station wagon from the manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation. It was produced in the period from 2000 to 2005. The car is based on the Toyota Vista platform, and its body is a hybrid modification between a hatchback and a minivan. The car was officially delivered only to the domestic Japanese market. Opa is quite common in New Zealand and the eastern regions of Russia. The car was equipped with front and all-wheel drive. The translation of the name means “surprise / amazement”.
Under the hood, Opa had a 1.8-liter engine, which developed 132–136 hp on front-wheel drive versions, and 125 hp on all-wheel drive versions. Such cars were equipped with automatic transmissions. An alternative option was the Toyota Opa with a 152 hp 2-liter engine, CVT and front-wheel drive. The demand for the car turned out to be lower than planned, and already in 2005 the model was discontinued.
On Toyota Opa (in the bodies of ZCT10, ZCT15, ACT10) two different engines were installed – for ZCT10 and ZCT15 – 1ZZ-FE (1.8 liters) and for ACT10 – 1AZ-FSE (D-4) (2 liters)
The 1ZZ-FE, the first representative of a completely new family, was put into mass production in 1998. Almost simultaneously, it debuted on the Corolla for the external market and the Vista 50 for the domestic market, and since then it has been installed on a large number of models in the C and D classes.
Formally, he was supposed to replace the 7A-FE STD, the unit of the previous generation, significantly surpassing it in power and not inferior in fuel efficiency. However, installed on the top versions of the models, it actually took the place of the honored veteran of the 3S-FE, slightly inferior to it in terms of performance.
1AZ-FSE is a direct injection engine of the D-4 series. This is a fairly quiet motor, the power of which increases with some lag behind the increase in speed. During operation, it emits detonation knocks characteristic of a classic internal combustion engine. But it has a more significant feature – it runs on a lean mixture, which, nevertheless, due to the participation of a continuously variable variator, does not significantly affect its performance. But it gives greater fuel economy and reduces the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
The 1.8-liter Toyota 1ZZ-FE engine was produced at a Canadian plant from 1997 to 2009 and was installed on such popular Japanese company models as Corolla, Matrix and Avensis. There is a version of the power unit for ethanol for the Brazilian market with the index 1ZZ-FBE.