Toyota New Global
Architecture

Common Process. Common Parts.
Ever-Better Vehicles.

At its core, Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) is about building ever-better vehicles on common platforms with common parts. The aim is to make our manufacturing plants more flexible and responsive to changes in the marketplace.

This flexibility will lead to cost savings that can then be reinvested in future technologies, giving rise to the next generation of ever-better Toyota vehicles. And, in turn, the next. And the next …

2018 Toyota Camry XSE

What You'll Remember from This Infographic

Most North American-produced vehicles will adopt TNGA during their next full model changes.

The 2018 Camry will be the first TNGA-inspired vehicle assembled in North America, at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Guanajuato, scheduled to start production in 2019, will be Toyota's first North American manufacturing plant built from the ground up with TNGA capabilities.

In 2020, approximately half of all new Toyota vehicles worldwide will benefit from TNGA.

The current Prius, assembled in Japan, represents the first fruits of TNGA.

Creating Ever-Better Vehicles

TNGA is built upon two pillars — Core Strength and Emphasized Personality. Improvement of the basic performance of the core (essential parts) raises the level of all Toyota vehicles. By sharing high performance components, chief engineers are able to focus on accentuating the appeal of each model.

Core Strength

The platform (the part that's hidden) is shared across multiple models.

C segment

Shared by such vehicles as Prius, C-HR, and Corolla.

D segment

Shared by such vehicles as Camry, Avalon,
and Highlander.

Emphasized Personality

The upper body (the part that's visible) varies by model and market.

2017 Toyota Prius

More Dramatic Personality

Enhanced visibility and legroom.

Promotes more athletic /
aggressive styling.

Lower and wider
stance.

More Fun
to Drive

Enhanced ride

Lower center of gravity

Reduced side-to-side rolling

More responsive steering

Lighter/more compact engines and transmissions

The Power (and efficiency) of TNGA

Conventional and hybrid powertrains that are more powerful and more fuel efficient.

Hybrid powertrains that are more fuel efficient.

Reduced vehicle fuel
consumption (new powertrains).

Reduced vehicle emissions
(new powertrains).

Reduced weight by adopting new materials such as high strength steel and aluminum

TNGA will shorten the development cycle for vehicle improvements and new vehicles.

That means better options when it's time to buy a car.

Interesting Facts About TNGA Manufacturing

Shared parts/components means assembling multiple vehicles on the same line. Initial investment in assembly plants can be as much as
40 percent less compared with today's standard.

Ideal TNGA plant: produces 200,000 units annually, can build up to 8 different models on flexible lines and minimizes difficult tasks, making it easier to operate and maintain.

Reduced plant electricity consumption (LED lights, skylights, solar panels)

Hot stamping

Laser screw welding vs. traditional spot welding

New Assembly Technologies

Paint shop that is smaller, easier to install and modify and lower in cost (example: height of paint booth can be just 6 meters compared to current 10-13 meters).

Reduced plant water usage (smaller paint booth, rain water recycled for plants).

Reduced plant waste (shift toward lower sludge producing metal oxide phosphate paint chemicals).

Plastic mold machine that makes one-piece bumpers.

Example: could churn out a Camry bumper, then an Avalon bumper, then a Camry bumper one at a time based on production demand vs. batch production; goal is just-in-time delivery and minimal inventory.

Assembly line components are bolted to the floor so they can be picked up and moved as needed. Can make the line longer or shorter over a weekend.

Shift toward shorter assembly lines, augmented by subassembly done off the line (such as cooling system, instrument panel)

New adhesives

help boost body stiffness, contributing to better handling.