Honeywell Turbos To Power Honda UK

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Japanese carmaker Honda will use turbos made by Honeywell for the three diesel engines the company offers, 1.5-litre, 1.6-litre and the 2.2-litre.

The 1.5-litre diesel engine has been manufactured for developing markets such as India because of the duty cut.

For the European market, Honda offer the 1.6-litre and the 2.2-litre engines. The turbos used in the 1.5-litre engine and the 1.6-litre engine are very similar while the 2.2-litre engine uses a different turbo altogether.

The turbos were initially being manufactured in Honeywell's UK facility, but at the moment the company might want to produce them in India.

This move will reduce manufacturing costs for Honda but the Make-In-India campaign has been clearly shown.

Looking at the success Honda has achieved in India with its diesel engine, the new Accord which is India-bound might have a diesel variant, and we hope the same for the Honda CR-V. The Honda Brio might just get a diesel option too!

Honeywell is working on micro turbos, which engines like the Tata Nano diesel and the Maruti Celerio diesel could benefit from.

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Story first published: Saturday, January 17, 2015, 15:55 [IST]
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