Responding to market demand, DENSO Aftermarket Sales UK & Irelandhas added new selection of Hybrid Upgrade Wiper Blades featuring 9×4 connectors. The addition of the 9×4 clip to the existing 9×3 clip offers extensive opportunities to upgrade end-customers from standard blades to DENSO’s unique, high performance Hybrid Blade technology.
DENSO Hybrid Wiper Blades were first launched to the original equipment market in 2005. Their innovative engineering, superior materials and futuristic design make DENSO’s Hybrid Wiper Blades the first choice for some of the world’s top vehicle marques. Aftermarket customers have been able to take advantage of this pioneering blade type with a 9×3 connector – suiting the most popular size of wiper arm used globally – since 2012.
Now, vehicles with the second most common wiper arm size, 9×4, can also be retrofitted with DENSO Hybrid Blades. Together with 9×3 connectors, the fullHybrid range now includes 21 part references, with a current European parc coverage of 55%, which is increasing on a weekly basis through further test-fit and research conducted by DENSO Application Engineer, Wouter Knol.
DENSO Aftermarket UK & Ireland Product Manager, Nick Thomas, confirmed: “The addition of Hybrid Blades withboth a 9×4 connector and 9×3 clip in the box is currently adding a further 50% extra retrofit applications to our line up, ensuring that many more drivers can benefit from reliable, effective windscreen wiping when their existing blades need replacing.”
DENSO achieved the new, 9×4 connector design by adding an extra mounting clip that provides an easy, secure mount to 9×4 wiper arms. Every application is extensively tested, to ensure a strong, first-time fit and perfect, long-lasting wiping performance.
In total DENSO offers three Wiper Blade technologies to the aftermarket: Standard Blades for everyday needs; Flat Blades for long-lasting performance in all weathers (with Retrofit Flat for older vehicles); and the ultra-advanced, OEM specification technology of its Hybrid Blades (now known as Hybrid Upgrade to include older vehicles).