Valeo Service USA, Valeo’s aftermarket organization for the United States and Canada, launched three product lines and unveiled a vehicle exterior lighting styling and design concept at this year’s AAPEX Show, which took place last week in Las Vegas.
Event participants got a first look at the company’s expanded radiator line and new wiper blade, exterior lighting and air conditioning (A/C) compressor products.
Valeo is bringing its line of lighting products to the United States this fall. The initial product portfolio will contain 113 part numbers. The headlight assemblies feature a variety of current and advanced illumination technologies, such as Xenon, bi-Xenon, dynamic bending and rear lights using LED technology. The Fogstar brand fog lights being made available to the market are specific to original equipment applications on more than 8 million vehicles on American roads.
The 900 Series Ultimate MasterConnect wiper blade product line is an evolution of the company’s previous 900 premium flat blade product, Valeo Ultimate MasterConnect, and has a unique connector allowing easy installation on three different types of wiper arms. The three-in-one patented connection enables easy installation on three of the most popular Original Equipment (OE) style arms in the United States and Canadian markets. This single adapter fits the Top Lock Pinch Tab, the Top Lock Push Button and the Side Lock designs. The MasterConnect product and its original Flat Blade setup has 17 part numbers and covers more than 120 vehicles, including many 2012 models.
Valeo also has expanded its aftermarket engine cooling product line by an additional 37 new radiators for 10 vehicle makes and more than 25 different models. Valeo’s factory installation-quality radiators are easy to install, efficient and durable, the company says.
In addition to the new product lines, Valeo’s AAPEX booth featured a 2013 Jeep Rubicon modified with unique exterior lighting concepts, including hand-crafted, custom-designed exterior lighting featuring advanced illumination technology. The result is a lighting style and design concept with a unique visual signature during both day and night operation.