Honeywell Turbochargers for China Presented in Shanghai
At the Chinese show, Honeywell will be showcasing turbocharger solutions for the light vehicles, hoping that the estimates that say the Chinese market will grow by more than 20 percent in 2011 are correct.
Honeywell's turbos will be presented on several locally built models, including the Chery 2.0L petrol G5 and JAC 2.0L Refine and 1.9L Rein models. Only a few of the 2.3 million light vehicles that are hoped to get sold in China in the year ahead.
For Honeywell, as for pretty much all other industry players in the country, China promises to become a heaven. The Chinese consumers, pretty much like all others around the world, have turned to small displacement, turbocharged engines because they provide both power and fuel economy.
At the moment, turbocharged vehicles account for 13 percent of all new light vehicles sales, but that is only the beginning. Predictions are that the market for this type of vehicles will grow by 20 percent to 25 percent by 2015.
"China's remarkable economic progress and the rapid growth of the country's middle class have translated into a sophisticated market that is more demanding than ever," said Alex Ismail, president and CEO of Honeywell Transportation Systems.
"The beauty of turbocharger technology is that it allows carmakers to provide 20 percent to 40 percent more fuel economy, improved emissions to meet more stringent regulatory requirements and all without compromising performance."