Honeywell Turbochargers to be Included on The New 1.5L TDI Diesel Engine for Volkswagen and Škoda Models in India
NEW DELHI, April 2, 2015 — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Transportation Systems is providing its industry leading variable-geometry, diesel turbocharger technology to Volkswagen for its new 1.5L TDI diesel engine designed and developed in India to meet the unique needs of the local automotive market in the newest versions of Volkswagen and ŠKODA.
Volkswagen selected Honeywell for its more than 20 years of experience developing its variable nozzle technology (VNT) benefitting diesel engines with improved responsiveness, performance and fuel economy. Honeywell’s global technology platform and its established design, application, engineering and manufacturing operations in India enabled collaboration between personnel in Europe and India. The result was a turbo application benefitting the new 1.5L TDI diesel engine from Volkswagen on the Polo, the Vento, and the Rapid.
“With Honeywell, we have a trusted partner for high performance and extremely reliable turbochargers for our 1.5L TDI diesel engines. Additionally, Honeywell has helped us increase our local content with this high-value part for our engine and have contributed to our long-term localization strategy in India,” said Mr. Hans-Georg Festing, Executive Director – Corporate Purchasing, Volkswagen India Private Ltd.
“Honeywell VNT technology is an upgrade to existing wastegate technology with its advanced aerodynamics and bearing systems allowing more precise control of air flow into the engine. This helps Volkswagen offer its customers improved fuel economy and uncompromising performance with high torque and power resulting in better responsiveness to the driver. Honeywell’s VNT technology is 30 percent more space efficient helping Volkswagen engineers apply a more powerful, yet compact powertrain across a range of vehicles,” said Milind Godbole, Managing Director, Honeywell Transportation Systems, India.
Honeywell’s design, engineering and manufacturing centers in Pune and Bangalore are world-class facilities translating our global technology platforms into localized solutions for India. The close collaboration has led to an engine that is not only a win for the consumer, but is energy efficient and environmentally responsible. The 1.5L TDI diesel engine replaced a smaller 1.2L TDI diesel engine as well as a larger 1.6L TDI diesel engine in the Volkswagen Polo, Vento and the ŠKODA Rapid. Configurations with this engine across all three models went on sale in later half of 2014.
Downsized diesel turbocharged vehicles deliver up to 40 percent better fuel-economy and emissions than the larger naturally-aspirated engines with similar power outputs which they replace. They also have better torque and are often more fun to drive than non-turbocharged vehicles.
As the leader in turbo solutions, Honeywell continues to launch on average 100 new applications globally every year with some 500 in its development pipeline while working with nearly every major auto manufacturer in the world.
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