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SOUTH KOREA: BorgWarner starts turbocharger production for Hyundai and Kia

By just-auto.com editorial team | 12 July 2005

BorgWarner has begun production of turbochargers for Hyundai/Kia, as part of its continuing expansion in the Asian market.

The first products are BV43 turbocharger systems with variable turbine geometry (VTG) produced at a Korean joint venture company, SeohanWarner Turbo Systems, for the new Kia Sorento 2.5 CRDI VTG diesel engine. This engine initially will be available only in Korea.

The BV43 offers improved thermodynamics and optimised control behaviour while at the same time ensuring much higher reliability than the previous VTG product.