Honeywell will unveil more than 100 new turbo engine applications globally for passenger and commercial vehicles this year, and more than 20 percent of those applications are destined for the Chinese market to support the rapid growth projected.
"China’s desire for more fuel-efficient vehicles is driving a lot of our global development,” said David Paja, vice president and general manager for China & India, Honeywell Transportation Systems. “China along with the rest of the world is challenged with reducing carbon emissions and improving fuel efficiency without compromising on performance. The beauty of turbocharger technology is that it ticks all of these boxes at the same time, and is ready for the market right away on all platforms. The turbo sales in China are expected to double from 4 million to 8 million during the next five years, while total turbo penetration in new vehicles will reach close to 30 percent."
Honeywell has won a number of key domestic and multinational platforms in China during recent years, and will be introducing this year its latest gasoline turbocharger technology on the recently presented new FIAT Viaggio as well as its industry-leading diesel VNT technology on the new Great Wall Haval 5 and Haval 6 SUV.
Honeywell announced the new applications earlier this week at the International Forum on Chinese Automotive Industry Development 2012 in Tianjin.
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