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News   March 26, 2014   by CARS Magazine

Akebono Adds Over 50 New Part Numbers

Akebono Brake Corporation announced it has added 51 new part numbers into its aftermarket brake pad portfolio providing coverage to more than 24 million additional vehicles. This added coverage features popular late-model domestic, European and...


Akebono Brake Corporation announced it has added 51 new part numbers into its aftermarket brake pad portfolio providing coverage to more than 24 million additional vehicles. This added coverage features popular late-model domestic, European and Asian vehicles. The company also upgraded to an industry-leading software catalog program allowing Akebono to release products to the aftermarket quicker and more efficiently.

“We are extremely pleased to announce that with the addition of these part numbers and upgrades to our internal software system, more than 24 million additional vehicles will be able to be equipped with Akebono’s ultra-premium aftermarket brake pads,” said Ken Selinger, director, Akebono Aftermarket sales and marketing. “We now have more parts and coverage for late model passenger car and light truck applications than ever before. Owners of these vehicles can now experience the class-leading performance from Akebono’s brake pads which often exceeds the performance of the factory-installed brake pads.”

Of the 51 new part numbers released:

ProACT ultra-premium brake pads: 23 part numbers

EURO ultra-premium brake pads: 14 part numbers

Performance ultra-premium brake pads: 14 part numbers

Total vehicle coverage added with these 51 new part numbers and software and system upgrade:

ProACT ultra-premium brake pads: approx. 11.4 million vehicles

EURO ultra-premium brake pads: approx. 1.6 million vehicles

Performance ultra-premium brake pads: approx. 11.6 million vehicles

Some notable vehicles now covered include:

Audi A6/A7/A8 Quattro (2011 – 13) – EURO ultra-premium front brake pads

BMW 535i and 640i (2011 – 14) – EURO ultra-premium front brake pads

Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Caravan (2012 – 14) – ProACT ultra-premium front brake pads

Ford Mustang (2005 – 14) – Performance ultra-premium front and rear brake pads

Ford Transit Connect (2010 – 13) – ProACT ultra-premium front brake pads

For the very latest catalog information customers are encouraged to visit www.akebonobrakes.com and follow the link to the Aftermarket page or go directly to www.showmetheparts.com/akebono/.