What is Toyota New Global Architecture?
The past couple of weeks, or How’s This Work blogs have been focused on the industry-wide technologies or features rather than something you can only get on a Toyota vehicle like those we make available. So for this week, we thought we’d look at something exclusive to our brand by spotlighting the Toyota New Global Architecture, which encompasses fairly recent upgrades and enhancements to the very framework of some – if not all – of the new Toyota vehicles available here at Wheaton Toyota on the Trail.
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How does TNGA work?
The TNGA body architecture is just one of the reasons why vehicles like the Toyota Prius have such high safety ratings and reliability. TNGA, or Toyota new Global Architecture, is the name for the way that Toyota engineers manufacture certain Toyota vehicles’ frame – from the structure, to the pillars, and everything in-between that shapes your vehicle’s body.
One of the things that they do different with TNGA include laser screw welding and utilizing far more weld points. This increases the rigidity of the body structure so much so that it is even more capable of absorbing the energy from a collision’s impact and then evenly dispersing it out so that you and your passengers don’t get injured.
Other enhancements and earmarks of Toyota New Global Architecture include the extensive use of a high-tensile steel throughout the structure of the vehicle, a low center of gravity, double wishbone rear suspension and, in many cases, and lower overall vehicle height. If you’re interested in finding out more about the TNGA body architecture and which of our vehicles were built utilizing the method, be sure to give us a call right here at the Wheaton Toyota on the Trail sales desk.