The 1.5-liter Toyota 1NZ-FE engine has been produced since 1999 at the company’s Japanese plant. The unit is placed on compact models and is equipped with a VVT-i phase regulator only at the intake. During the release, the motor received a number of updates and there are versions of 2003, 2005 and 2010.
Toyota RunX / Allex
Toyota RunX is a Japanese subcompact car with a five-door hatchback body made by Toyota Motor Corporation. Manufactured for the Japanese domestic market from 2000 to 2007. The full model name is Toyota Corolla RunX. In the European market, cars were sold under the name Toyota Corolla hatchback. The model has an identical “twin brother” – Toyota Allex, which is similar in configuration and design. With a refreshed design, the car took a good place in the market until the fall of 2009.
Gasoline engines of 1.5 liters (105–110 hp) and 1.8 liters (125–132 hp) were installed on the car, equipped only with automatic transmissions. The drive could be front or full. The most powerful version of the Toyota Allex hatchback received a 1.8-liter naturally aspirated engine that develops 190 hp. Such a machine was also offered with a manual transmission and only with front-wheel drive.
Shortly after the start of production in 2002, the Toyota Allex had a slightly changed appearance. The release of the model ended in 2006 with the advent of the Auris hatchback.
The 1.4-liter Toyota 4ZZ-FE engine was assembled from 1999 to 2009 at the concern’s Japanese enterprise and installed on the most popular front-wheel drive models from Auris and Corolla. This power unit had a variable valve timing system at the VVT-i inlet.
The 1.8-liter Toyota 2ZZ-GE engine was produced from 1999 to 2011 at the Japanese plant for both sports versions of popular civilian models and Lotus brand sports cars. The motor was created together with Yamaha engineers and equipped with a VVTL-i phase control system.