New Delhi, India – Honeywell Transportation Systems is providing 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 SKODA.
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," says 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% more space efficient helping Volkswagen engineers apply a more powerful, yet compact powertrain across a range of vehicles," says Milind Godbole, Managing Director, Honeywell Transportation Systems, India.
Source: Honeywell India