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New Light-Duty Diesel Options for US Market

In 2018 Ford will introduce a new 3.0L diesel engine to the F-150 pickup truck range, with GMC also following suite with a 1.6L turbo-diesel engine for the Terrain SUV. Light duty pickup trucks and SUVs accounted for 63% of sales in 2016, and these additions of new clean diesel options are set to boost […]

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Turbochargers topping the list!

For the first time in history Wards top 10 best engines does not include a V8. “Automakers see downsizing, turbocharging and electrification as key strategies for delivering no-compromise powertrains that also are fuel-efficient, and this year’s list clearly affirms that strategy,” says WardsAuto Senior Content Director Drew Winter. [Source: The truth about cars, Dec 16]

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New ‘Evo’ Petrol Turbo Engine for Volkswagen Golf

2017 will see a number of changes to the Golf range, including an updated TSI engine. The new turbocharged petrol direct-injection will be available in the ‘1.5 TSI Evo’, as well as a BlueMotion version. [Source: Engine Technology International – Nov’16]

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Chevrolet Cruze set to be first to achieve 50mpg in US

The new Chevrolet Cruze is their first diesel powered hatchback to be available in North America, and could also be the first non-hybrid this century to reach 50mpg on the highway, promoting a positive message to the US market about diesel engines. [Source: Automotive News, Oct,16]

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PSA Group publishes protocols for real-world consumption

Back in July 2016, PSA released real-world fuel consumption figures for 30 Peugeot, Citroen and DS models. To fulfil the commitment they made back then, the Group have now published the test protocol for measuring real-world fuel consumption to calculate the average real-life fuel consumption of the average customer. [Source: Green Car Guide – Oct’16]

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New ‘EcoBlue’ diesel engine from Ford

To enhance their commercial vehicle offering, Ford earlier this year announced the launch of the ‘Ecoblue’ diesel engine. The 2.0 litre engine features a revised turbocharger and combustion system to deliver improved fuel efficiency and performance. [Source: Autocar, 2016]

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New four-cylinder engine for JLR powertrain

Jaguar-Land Rover are to expand their powertrain line-up with a new four-cylinder petrol engine which promises to deliver up to 25% more power and reduce fuel consumption by 15%. The new engine design includes a twin scroll turbocharger with ceramic ball bearing technology. [Source: Engine Technology International – Sept’16]

  • Are you visiting Automechanika Madrid?

    Are you visiting Automechanika Madrid? Melett will be showcasing our new range of precision engineered turbochargers along with our extensive range of turbocharger parts. To find out how we can support you and your customers, visit our multilingual team at Hall 3, Stand D22.
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  • Check out Melett Newsletter 11

    Find out the decision behind Melett Turbochargers. Check out why Melett CHRA's are better than ever and all the latest product developments including Melett Electronic Actuator Repair Kit, Core Assemblies and Nozzle Ring Cages. Melett Lean Initiatives - Improving efficiencies, whilst reducing waste and cost. In addition to, the latest Melett News and updates and industry and turbocharger news.
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  • Why have we changed our core boxes?

    2016 has seen a strong focus at Melett to improve efficiencies and reduce waste. As a result we have introduced a number of Lean manufacturing initiatives in order to operate more efficiently throughout the business.
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  • Melett Turbochargers - the premium brand alternative

    We are delighted to introduce Melett Turbochargers, our new range of precision engineered turbos. We can now offer our customers the complete product portfolio, including everything from individual piece parts right through to the complete unit.
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    In preparation for another busy and exciting year we are pleased to announce that we have introduced additional warehouse capacity to further enhance our stock availability.
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