Big filter product relaunch for Asian cars

Mahle Aftermarket is relaunching its range of Mahle Original and Knecht oil, air, fuel and cabin filters for Asian cars and light commercials with a host of new product offerings for popular Korean and Japanese brands.

An air filter assembly for the latest Hyundai IX35 4X4 has been introduced (LX2869), along with similar assemblies for the Kia Picanto 1.0 and 1.2 from 2011 (LC3271), Hyundai Accent 1.4 and 1.6 from 2010 (LX3300), Isuzu Rodeo (LX2748) and Suzuki Swift (LX1575). An air filter induction assembly is also available for the Nissan Micra model from 2011.

New cabin air filters are available for the Hyundia Sante Fe 2.0 CRDi from 2010 (LA745) and on the LCV front for the Hyundia iLoad 2.5 Diesel from 2009 (LA634/S).
There are new oil filter elements and spin-on oil filters for the Kia Cee’d (OX424D), Hyundai Tuscon 2.0 Cdti (OX436D), Honda Civic 2.2 Cdti (OX347D, Chevrolet Aveo 1.2 from 2008 (OC996) and Suzuki Swift from 2005 onward (OC217/5).

On the fuel filter front, there are now Mahle Original and Knecht products available ex-stock from the company’s central UK warehouse at Bilston for numerous Hyundai and Kia models (KC101, KC101/1 and KC226).

With the relaunch of its Asian filter range, Mahle Aftermarket is building a reputation as the European Japanese specialist. Its parent company in Stuttgart now supplies well over five million filters annually to Japanese and other Asian vehicle manufacturers – excluding China.

In 2012 it supplied air management systems as original equipment for the Honda Civic and CRV, Hyundai i30 and ix35, Kia Rio, Cee’d and Optima, Mazda CX5, Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi, Suzuki Swift Sport, Subaru BRZ, Toyota FT86 and Lexus GS450h.

Along with the OE and aftermarket supplier’s product offering for European and US cars and LCVs, all replacement Mahle Original and Knecht filters are manufactured to OE quality and specification on the same production lines as the parts supplied to vehicle manufacturers worldwide.

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