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NGK Spark Plug Europe now supplying ceramic glow plugs to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

slashes Press release from 11/27/2015

Ratingen, 27.11.2015 – NGK Spark Plug – the world’s leading manufacturer of spark plugs, glow plugs and lambda sensors – has achieved another important milestone. The company is now exclusive supplier of ceramic glow plugs for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ new 2.2-litre multi-jet II common-rail diesel engine, which debuted under the bonnet of the new Jeep Cherokee Limited. This is the first time that FCA has specified a ceramic glow plug from NGK as OE.


Fiat’s new 2.2-litre multi-jet II common rail engine is available in two power stages which deliver 136 kW (185 hp) and 147 kW (200 hp) respectively, both with a maximum torque of 440 Nm. Commercially launched in July 2015, it is one of the most powerful and economic engines featured in the Jeep Cherokee. It is also FCA’s first diesel engine ever to feature ceramic glow plugs from NGK. 

NGK Spark Plug Europe developed the CZ503 glow plug as Original Equipment for the engine. The plug is a second-generation New Ceramic High Temperature type (NHTC2) with outstanding glowing characteristics. It reaches its operating temperature of 1,000 °C in just one second and can post-glow for more than ten minutes at temperatures of up to 1,350 °C. In doing so, it allows for an environmentally-friendly cold start and smooth idling even at lowest temperatures and guarantees minimum output of particles and pollutants. As a result, it contributes significantly towards the engine’s compliance with strict EURO6 emission regulations.


About NGK Spark Plug: NGK Spark Plug is one of the leading automotive suppliers. Specialised in the fields of ignition and sensor technology, the Company supplies customers in Original Equipment and Aftermarket across the globe. Its product portfolio comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and ignition leads under the brand NGK Ignition Parts as well as mass air flow and manifold absolute pressure sensors, lambda sensors, exhaust gas temperature sensors and NOx sensors under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics. The Company runs production plants and sales organisations all over the world. With more than 14,000 employees, it generates an annual turnover of around 2.9 billion euros. NGK is represented on all continents and has 42 group companies, 24 production plants and 5 technical centres.


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For further information contact:

Marcel Aßmann

Specialist PR & Event

Aftermarket EMEA

NGK SPARK PLUG Europe GmbH Harkortstr. 41

40880 Ratingen


AG Duesseldorf HRB 43118

Tel: +49 (0)21 02 974 152



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