Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has added more than 30 new SKUs to its VDO Brushless HVAC Motors line. This coverage expansion now includes Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Lexus, and Toyota automobiles and light trucks for the 2011-2017 model years.
The motors are a match to the OE versions, incorporating the same electrical connections and mounting points, the company said in an announcement. This allows for easy installation with no wire splicing or cutting or modification of the heater box or flange.
The use of brushless motor technology in late model vehicles continues to rise as the sophistication of passenger area heating and cooling systems increases. Because these climate control systems have multiple temperature control points and tend to operate the entire time the vehicle is running, they require HVAC motors with specific performance characteristics and internal components that will ensure a long service life.
“Brushless HVAC motors are preferred by most manufacturers for their quiet operation and extended service life,” said Rick Wagner, Product Marketing at Continental. “These motors are no longer reserved solely for luxury vehicles. They can be found in everything from pick-ups to hybrids.”
VDO Brushless HVAC Motors come individually packaged with all of the required installation hardware and are ready to install right out of the box, the company said.