Honeywell Turbochargers To Help Spur Increase In Diesel Passenger Vehicle Sales In United States

  Honeywell Turbochargers To Help Spur Increase In Diesel Passenger Vehicle
                            Sales In United States

2014 Versions of Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500, Chevrolet Cruze and Mazda 6
among those benefitting from Honeywell technologies

PR Newswire

PLYMOUTH, Mich., March 27, 2013

PLYMOUTH, Mich., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Honeywell (NYSE:HON) Turbo
Technologies is helping provide consumers with an ever-growing list of
turbocharged diesel powered vehicles, as manufacturers look to offer U.S.
customers the same fuel economy and performance benefits that European
consumers already enjoy.

Honeywell turbochargers are vital components of the new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel
V-6 that will be available for the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2014 Ram
1500 pickup as well as in the 2.0-liter diesel engine in the Chevrolet Cruze
and the 2.2-liter SKYACTIV-D engine in the Mazda 6.

"The increase in turbodiesel applications in the U.S. makes perfect sense in
light of the more stringent CAFE regulations requiring more miles per gallon
from manufacturers in a relatively short period of time," said Tony Schultz,
Honeywell Turbo Technologies vice president of the Americas. "The performance
benefits of turbodiesel engines simply cannot be ignored from an industry
perspective in their ability to help reach these new fuel economy targets.
Furthermore, I think customers experiencing the torque and power of a more
fuel efficient turbodiesel engine will really be impressed with the vehicle's

In the United States, recent industry projections anticipate that sales of
passenger cars with turbocharged diesel engines will grow 22 percent in the
next five years, with annual sales of more than a million cars per year
expected by 2017. Sales of clean diesel passenger cars in North America have
increased in 26 of the last 27 months, and were up more than 25 percent in
2012. Honeywell also projects turbodiesel penetration growth of 3 to 4 percent
by 2018 following a relatively flat overall penetration rate during the past
few years.

"Our experience in Europe and our unique advantage in working with Honeywell's
Aerospace team allow us to bring both innovation and value to our U.S.
customers and their end consumers," said Schultz. "Even as manufacturers look
to differentiate their technology in the showroom today, the ability to
combine and pair technologies like turbocharging with engine downsizing,
cylinder deactivation and even hybrid powertrains suggests that turbo
technology will continue to play a key role for the next decade and beyond."

With downsized and turbocharged gasoline engines and turbodiesel engines
accounting for more than 75 percent of the vehicles in Europe, Honeywell
continues to use its unique position as the global turbo leader to deliver new
performance innovations with 100 new turbo launches annually and some 500
applications in its production pipeline. Collaboration with Honeywell
Aerospace engineering is driving even greater turbo performance through ball
bearing and air bearing development, high temperature material selection for
more gasoline turbo applications and even projects combining turbos with fuel
cell applications.

About Honeywell Turbo Technologies
Honeywell Turbo Technologies ( is the leading
automotive turbocharger supplying technology solutions to nearly every major
automaker and truck manufacturer in the world. The Turbo Technologies business
is part of Honeywell Transportation Systems, which also comprises Honeywell
Friction Materials, a leading global automotive supplier of brake friction
materials. Honeywell Transportation Systems enhances vehicle performance,
efficiency and appearance through state-of-the-art technologies, world-class
brands, and global solutions tailored for its automotive customers around the

Honeywell ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and
manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and
services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry;
turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J.,
Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock
Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

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