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NEW PRODUCTS FOR THE AFTERMARKET: NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE LAUNCHES OE-IDENTICAL SPARK PLUG FOR SSANGYONG MODELS

slashes Δελτίο Τύπου, 19/12/2016

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NGK Spark Plug Europe, the word’s leading manufacturer of spark plugs, has added a spark plug from the company’s OE business with Korean vehicle manufacturer SsangYong to its Aftermarket range for independent distributors and workshops.

SsangYong’s M162E32 six-cylinder petrol engine powers the Rodius van and the Chairman saloon. On the Rodius as manufactured from 2005-2012, it delivers 162 kW (220 HP) from a 3.2-litre displacement. In the Chairman, which was launched in 2007, the same displacement provides 165 kW (224 HP).

Under the bonnet of these cars, NGK Spark Plug’s BKUR5ETZ-10 guarantees perfect ignition. It is a HEX16 spark plug with a thread diameter of 14 mm. This item is equipped with 3 nickel ground electrodes, spreading the normal wear linked to spark erosion. This enables a long maintenance interval of 60,000 kilometres for an economical solution.

Additionally, the spark plug features semi-surface technology to prevent ignition failures caused by sooting. The principle behind this: Even if the insulator is fouled and the spark can not arc-over from the centre electrode to one of the ground electrodes, a special insulator design enables the spark plug to produce an arc-over from the insulator to the ground electrode. Such sparks simultaneously remove carbon deposits from the insulator until a regular arc-over over from the centre to the ground electrode is possible again.

Independent workshops replacing spark plugs on the Rodius or Chairman can now choose spark plugs in original quality, as NGK Spark Plug Europe has just made the BKUR5ETZ-10 available to the Aftermarket. NGK’s stock number is 91926 and is equivalent to the manufacturer number 1621593103. All vehicle applications and further details can be looked up in the electronic catalogues.

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About NGK SPARK PLUG: Worldwide: NGK Spark Plug is one of the leading automotive and technical ceramics suppliers, with its corporate headquarters in Nagoya, Japan and sales organisations and production facilities all over the world. The automotive side of the company specialises in the fields of ignition and sensor technology, supplying Original Equipment and Aftermarket customers across the globe. Its product portfolio for the Aftermarket comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and leads under the NGK Ignition Parts brand, whilst oxygen and temperature sensors, NOx sensors, mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensors operate under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics. With more than 14,500 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.1 billion Euros worldwide. NGK Spark Plug is represented on all continents and has 41 group companies, 24 production plants and five technical centres. Aftermarket EMEA: NGK SPARK PLUG has seen significant growth across the Aftermarket since expanding beyond motorcycle parts into the automotive sector in the 1970s. With an outstanding commitment to quality, technology and research & development the company has become the world’s number one in spark plugs and oxygen sensors, and a leading provider of glow plugs, ignition coils and leads as well as further sensor technology. Organisationally NGK Spark Plug’s regional headquarters in Ratingen, Germany serves the Aftermarket across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In the EMEA region – which currently represents 32% of NGK´s global turnover – the company has ten group companies and more than 800 employees, as well as two production plants in France and South Africa and a technical centre in Germany. For more information please visit: www.ngk-europe.com

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Marcel Aßmann, Specialist PR & Event, Aftermarket EMEA, NGK SPARK PLUG Europe GmbH Harkortstr. 41, 40880 Ratingen, Germany, AG Duesseldorf HRB 43118 Tel: +49 (0)21 02 974 152 E-mail: m_assmann@ngkntk.de

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