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Honeywell Turbochargers Enable Fuel Efficiency & Performance in India's New Volkswagen & Škoda 1.5L TDI Diesel Engines

Volkswagen Engine Assembly PlantHoneywell 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 models.

The 1.5L TDI diesel engine, with Honeywell’s variable nozzle technology (VNT) technology, 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, offering improved responsiveness, performance and fuel economy. Configurations with this engine went on sale in late 2014 for all three models.

“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.

The solutions for Volkswagen and Škoda were developed in Honeywell’s design, engineering and manufacturing centers in Pune and Bangalore, India, world-class facilities that translate Honeywell global technology platforms into localized solutions for the region.