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Honeywell Turbochargers Help Chevy Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel


Honeywell turbochargers
are a vital component of the soon-to-be-released 2014 Chevrolet Cruze
Clean Turbo Diesel that will get an industry-best 46 mpg in highway
driving, setting the bar higher for fuel efficiency and emissions
control, according to the company.

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As revealed at the Chicago Auto Show, the Cruze Diesel will become the
manufacturer’s first clean-diesel passenger car effort since the
Chevette came in a diesel option in 1985. Honeywell turbochargers will
allow the 2.0-liter diesel powerplant to make 148 horsepower and
accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 9 seconds, while still
providing highway fuel mileage that is the best of any non-hybrid car on
the market, the company says.

"At Honeywell, we never stop working with manufacturers to optimize our
turbocharging solutions no matter what the application," said Tony
Schultz, Honeywell Turbo Technologies vice president of the Americas.
"In this case, we worked with Chevrolet even after the unveiling and
continued to find ways to increase fuel mileage and performance from
initial estimates."


The Cruze Diesel was anticipated to get slightly more than 40 mpg in
highway driving at its launch in Chicago, but Honeywell’s participation
with the manufacturer helped discover improvements that boosted the
final estimate to 46 mpg. That mileage will allow Cruze Diesel owners to
cover nearly 700 miles in highway driving on a single tank of fuel. In
addition, the Honeywell turbocharger in the Cruze Diesel will provide an
overboost feature that will give drivers added acceleration when
conditions demand a quick response in traffic.

The addition of the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel expands a
blossoming market of small, ultra-efficient turbocharged engines in
passenger cars. Honeywell is providing turbocharged solutions for a U.S.
market that anticipates sales of passenger cars with turbocharged
diesel engines surpassing 1 million per year by 2017. According to data
compiled by the Diesel Technology Forum, diesel car and SUV
registrations have already increased by more than 24 percent from 2010
through the end of 2012.


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