Eaton Improves Traction and Stability on Great Wall Motors’ 2010 Haval H5 SUV

Date: September 22, 2010

MARSHALL, Mich. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that its MLocker™ mechanical locking differential has been selected  to improve the traction and stability of the brand new Haval (formerly Hover) H5 SUV from Great Wall Motors.

“Great Wall Motors is focused on marketing vehicles globally with drivelines that incorporate the best technology and highest quality products,” said Chris Ostrander, vice president and general manager, Torque Control Products Division. “The MLocker provides Great Wall Motors with a differentiated traction technology to favorably compete in the crowded compact SUV market in China and export markets. The system’s simplicity eliminates all electronics and requires no driver intervention, making it easily adaptable to Great Wall’s applications while enhancing the traction and stability of the vehicle.”

The Eaton MLocker is a proven technology that features a patented carbon friction disc technology to enhance performance and durability. During wheel spin, the MLocker automatically locks within a fraction of a second providing instant traction and is designed to go virtually unnoticed by the driver. No driver intervention is required.  Once the need for improved traction is gone, unlocking occurs automatically.  The result is enhanced vehicle safety with improved traction on a variety of surfaces, including wet roads, icy conditions, gravel, mud and dirt, plus it provides grip even when one wheel is off the road. 

Eaton provides an extensive family of vehicle traction and safety technologies designed to deliver the right solution for each customer’s needs. The Eaton mechanical locking differential was the first traction technology to be offered on pickup trucks and today is utilized in a variety of applications around the world including China, India, Korea, Thailand, the United States, Canada, and France.

Eaton’s Vehicle Group is a global technology leader in truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety with products ranging from engine valves to hybrid drive systems. The group serves Automotive and Truck businesses with $2.7 billion sales in 2009, and is organized by global regions.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion.  Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety.  Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.  For more information, visit

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