The demand for iridium spark plugs has been steadily increasing thanks to their quality, durability, and tangible in-vehicle performance benefits. Three new iridium spark plug part numbers have been introduced to provide the benefits of precious metal technology for popular vehicle models including Peugeot, Citroen, Kia and more.
Iridium spark plugs ILZKBR8D7G fits the Peugeot 308 1.6 PureTech 225, Hybrid 180, 225, (2018>) and 408 Hybrid 180, 225, (2023>). This also fits the Vauxhall /Opel Astra L 1.6 plug-in hybrid (2021>) and 1.6 Grandland X including the plug-in hybrid and turbo (2019-2022).
Precious metal spark plug ILZKR7G7G fits the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio, 02/2017> and 04/2017> respectively. Meanwhile iridium spark plug SILZKR8E8G fits 1.6 Hyundai i30, Kona and Tucson models, plus Kia Cee’d, Pro Cee’d, Soul, Sportage and Xcee’d models.
A new glow plug has also been added for key BMW and MINI models fitted with 2.0 and 3.0 litre diesel engine variants, which equips workshops with the perfect winter service solution for many popular models. Part number CZ581 is a ceramic type which has the ability to withstand fast heating times and achieve exceptionally high temperatures.
It fits a variety of BMW models including the 1 Series F20, F21 (2011-2020) 118d, 120d and 125d (2014-2019), and 3 Series F30, F31 and F34 (2011-2020), 316d, 318d and 320d (2015-2019), X3 G01 (2017>), xDrive 20d, xDrive 30d, M40d and MHT (2017-2019), and 2.0-litre MINI Clubman, Cooper and Countryman models.
Additionally, the NGK ignition coils range has been boosted by the introduction of eight new part numbers which meet or exceed VMs specifications. These include part number U5423 pencil coil for 1.5-litre Ford models including the C-Max EcoBoost 150 (2018-2019), Focus EcoBoost 150, 182 (2014-2018), Kuga EcoBoost 120, 150 and 182 (2014-2020) and Mondeo EcoBoost 160, 165 (2014-2019), and U5374 pencil coil for the 1.4 Vauxhall/Opel Astra K (2015-2019) and 1.0 Viva (2015-2018).
Becca Knight, Niterra UK Marketing Manager, said: “These launches are an exciting opportunity for workshops to fit the latest in precious metal technology, service the most popular models, and welcome electric vehicles into the workshop with hybrid model coverage. As the one-stop shop for ignition parts, workshops can rest assured these new parts provide the reliability and OE-quality performance workshops have come to expect from NGK products.”
Workshops can easily find these new part numbers and their specific make, model, production year, and engine application information on the Part Finder electronic catalogue on the Niterra website, or in MAM or TecDoc cataloguing. Once fitted, workshops can benefit again as all these new parts are immediately eligible to bank points in the BoxClever loyalty scheme.
For more information about Niterra UK Ltd and its products and services, please visit www.ngkntk.com/uk
Notes to Editors
Worldwide: Niterra (formerly NGK SPARK PLUG) is one of the leading automotive and technical ceramics suppliers. With its corporate headquarters in Nagoya, Japan, the company has sales organisations and production facilities all over the world. The automotive side of the company specialises in the fields of ignition and vehicle electronics technology, supplying Original Equipment customers across the globe. At the same time, the company is transforming its organisation and business portfolio in more sustainability-driven directions. Four business fields have been identified for this purpose: Mobility, Medical, Environment & Energy and Communications. With around 16,100 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.8 billion Euros worldwide. Niterra’s EMEA sales represent 27% of this global turnover.
Aftermarket EMEA: Niterra has seen significant growth across the Aftermarket since expanding beyond motorcycle parts and into the automotive sector in the 1970s. The company is renowned for its outstanding commitment to quality, technology and research & development. The product portfolio of its NGK Ignition Parts brand comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils, leads & caps. Its NTK Vehicle Electronics brand offers oxygen sensors (including NOx sensors), exhaust gas temperature sensors (EGTS), exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves, mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute/boost pressure (MAP) sensors as well as engine speed and position sensors. From its regional headquarters in Ratingen, Germany, Niterra serves the Aftermarket across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In the EMEA region, the company has six regional companies and around 840 employees.
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