SHANGHAI – Honeywell, a leading supplier of turbo technologies, is supplying its gasoline turbocharger technology for the Dongfeng-Citroën C4L launched to the market in August, according to a company news release on August 28.
The new C4L applies the 1.2-liter in-line three-cylinder engine with Honeywell turbocharger technology, which is comparable with 2.0-liter in-line four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine and wins the International Engine of the Year 2015.
It makes it possible to reduce fuel consumption to 5.4 liters per 100 kilometers. And it is also widely applied to various vehicle types of PSA Peugeot Citroën including the Peugeot 208, Peugeot 308, Citroën C3, C4, DS3 and DS4, Peugeot 308S and Peugeot 408.
“The Dongfeng-Citroën C4L utilizing Honeywell turbocharger technology satisfies the needs of Chinese consumers in pursuing the driving pleasure coupled with high fuel efficiency and reduced emissions,” said Jin Chenhai, manager and vice president of Honeywell Transportation System China.
Jin added, “Chinese government has forwarded the goal of averaging 5 liters per 100 kilometers in 2020. For this, we are well prepared to provide innovative technical solutions for Chinese automakers to combat the double challenges of power enhancement and stringent 2020 fuel economy standards.” In response to the increasing demands of Chinese market, Honeywell launched a plant in Wuhan in 2014, which is to triple its production capacity in China.