Toyota has filed a patent application for registration of trade name I-Force Max. This could mean that the V8 engine that has been manufactured for ten consecutive years, may finally get a serious upgrade.
Toyota engine I-Force was shown in the beginning of this Millennium, when the Japanese company introduced the first iteration of the Tundra pickup truck in the United States. Full-size pickup truck offered with many engine options, the most powerful of which was the 4.7-liter I-Force V8. Sequoia which is the SUV based on the Tundra, also used this engine.
Since 2007, the Tundra pickup received an updated motor I-Force, the working volume of which rose to 5.7 litres and increased power to 381 horsepower (544 Nm).
Engine I-Force – a force to be reckoned with, since it is considered a highly reliable engine the Japanese brand. In addition, some instances of the Tundra truck that has reached the mileage of 1.6 million km, was equipped with a motor I-Force V8.
Over the years, I-Force V8 with a number of updates still available for the Tundra and Sequoia, making it one of the oldest engines of the brand – it is offered now for over ten years. Needless to say, the engine I-Force is aging and in dire need of a serious upgrade, which we can see in the coming years.
According to the statement of trademark, Toyota registers a new trademark I-Force Max to be used for “automobiles and their structural parts.” It is believed to be the successor of the power plant I-Force, which will be offered for pickup Tundra of the next generation.