Honda Amaze 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine uses Honeywell turbocharger
Turbodiesel technology used has been sourced from Honeywell’s Pune facility. A wastegate-type turbocharger powers Honda’s first diesel engine compact sedan in India with fuel efficiency at 25.8 kmpl. It will go a long way in not only resulting in higher fuel efficiency but will also contribute to reduced auto emissions while maintaining a top level of performance which is what every buyer looks for in a vehicle.
A turbocharger uses exhaust gas which would otherwise be adding to emission to drive a turbine which sequentially boosts fresh air back into the engine. This results in enhancing engine combustion which ensures that the vehicle emissions are not only environmentally friendly but engine output, torque and performance also remain optimum, while fuel economy is augmented because of improved engine combustion.
From the company’s perspective, turbochargers are developing in India in order to blend with integrated technology with the aim of vehicle emission reduction. This will pave the way for eco-friendly tech, and better fuel quality standard. Honeywell turbochargers are supplied to local and global OEMs present here. The company’s Indian plant exports turbos to global engine platforms and is compatible to EU4, EU5 and EU6 emission standards.
David Paja, vice president and general manager, China and India, for Honeywell Transportation Systems said, “Honeywell is proud to be the turbocharger technology partner and supplier for the Honda Amaze. The base technology of this turbo is completely developed out of India, as we are committed to using our global leadership position to develop turbos specifically for the Indian market.” He added, “Our innovative technologies help our customers deliver best-in-class products like the Honda Amaze, offering fuel economy and reduced emissions without sacrificing performance.”
Nitin Kulkarni, vice president, Customer Management, Honeywell Turbo Technologies said, “Turbochargers offer a combination of fuel-savings and performance at an affordable price compared to other technologies, making them an attractive option for all vehicle types from subcompact cars, full-size luxury sedans to pick-up trucks and everything in between.”
Milind Godbole, managing director for Honeywell Turbo Technologies India, said, “We established our manufacturing facility in Pune in 2005, and have expanded operations to include product development and testing activities for both global and local automotive applications at its technology center in Bangalore. Today, India also serves as Honeywell’s global platform development center for small- and medium-sized turbocharger applications, a rapidly growing part of the Indian automotive industry.”