Delphi Technologies announces an additional eight additional first-to-market brake pads in its aftermarket braking program, further positioning the company as a first-mover supplier in Europe. Building on a history of launching first-to-market solutions, these latest applications join the company’s brake pad line-up to offer more than 98.5 percent coverage for the European car parc. Delphi Technologies quick off the mark braking program provides a huge advantage to its customers, allowing workshops to generate additional revenue by accessing the repair business on these newer vehicles sooner, increasing both profitability and customer retention.
New service opportunities now for new models
First announced in an eight-part series on both the company’s website and social media channels, Delphi Technologies added first-to-market coverage of 8 OE brake pads for popular car and LCV vehicles to their aftermarket braking program:
- Land Rover Discovery Sport/Range Rover Evoque (05/2019>), front pads
- Opel/Vauxhall Movano (08/2019>), front pads
- Opel/Vauxhall Movano (08/2019>), rear pads
- DS 7 Crossback (05/2019>), front pads
- Hyundai i10 (09/2019>), front pads
- A6 Allroad Quattro/A6 Quattro/A8 Quattro/Q7 Quattro/S8 Quattro (11/2019>), rear pads
- Audi Q3/Q3 Sportback/Q3 Sportback Quattro, Volkswagen Tiguan (11/2019>), rear pads
- Audi A6/A6 Quattro/A7 Sportback Quattro (01/2019>), rear pads
“Pads are one of the first critical items to be replaced on a vehicle which is why we set ourselves ambitious targets to have new pads in range within 6 to 12 months of a vehicle’s launch,” comments James Tibbert, EMEA Marketing Director, Delphi Technologies Aftermarket. “Being first-to-market ensures our aftermarket customers are well-positioned to access these new service opportunities with proven quality products.”
A history of first-to-market applications for brakes
Quick to bring the right parts to the aftermarket in the shortest possible timeframe, Delphi Technologies has a history of first-to-market brake pads. These previous applications include the Audi Q8 (02/2018>), Ford Focus IV (01/18) and Fiesta ST (05/18>), Toyota Supra (06/19>), Land Rover Defender (2020>), and Volkswagen Golf MK8 (2020>). For both the Land Rover and Volkswagen applications, the company achieved a milestone in speed to market by being quicker than the vehicle manufacturer.
“As a manufacturer of the pioneering propulsion technology fitted as OE to many of these vehicles, we work hand-in-hand with the world’s leading automakers, years before launch,” adds Tibbert. “And by combining the best of both worlds – OE technological leadership and innovative aftermarket solutions – we can always be one step ahead on new product introductions coming to the aftermarket.
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About Delphi Technologies Aftermarket
With a presence in more than 150 countries, and a global network of over 2400 service centers, Delphi Technologies Aftermarket provides OE specification end-to-end solutions from components to sophisticated software solutions. With a wide-ranging portfolio including gasoline fuel systems, diesel fuel systems, maintenance solutions, engine management and vehicle electronics, backed by OE-level diagnostic and test equipment, training and technical information, Delphi Technologies enables garages to service and repair vehicles right the first time. The company serves the passenger and commercial vehicle segments, as well as agricultural, marine and industrial vehicle markets worldwide. Visit www.delphiaftermarket.com to learn more.
About Delphi Technologies
Delphi Technologies is a global provider of propulsion technologies that make vehicles drive cleaner, better and further. It offers pioneering solutions for internal combustion engine, hybrid and electric passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Delphi Technologies builds on its Original Equipment expertise to provide leading service solutions for the aftermarket. Headquartered in London (UK), the company operates technical centers, manufacturing sites, customer support service centers in 24 countries and employs more than 21,000 people around the world. Visit www.delphi.com to learn more.