Vehicle Profile: Kia Sportage III

The Kia Sportage is a lineup of sport utility vehicles manufactured by the South Korean manufacturer Kia since 1993. Since 2004, the Sportage has been categorized as a compact crossover SUV, while previously it occupied the compact SUV class. It slots between the Seltos or Niro and the three-row Sorento in Kia’s SUV lineup, and having been through four generations is now in its fifth incarnation.

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Vehicle Profile: Renault Trafic, Vauxhall Vivaro, Nissan Primastar

The Renault Trafic is a light commercial van produced by the French automaker Renault since 1980. It is also marketed as the Nissan Primastar and the Vauxhall Vivaro.The second Trafic resulted from a joint venture between German Vauxhall, Japanese Nissan, and French Renault. It is also sold as an Vauxhall Vivaro and Nissan Primastar.

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Vehicle Profile : Volkswagen Golf VII

The Volkswagen Golf Mk7 (IE: Golf VII) is a small family car produced by German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen, as the seventh generation of the Golf and the successor to the Golf Mk6. It was introduced in Berlin on 4 September 2012, before a public launch at the 2012 Paris Motor Show and marketed for the 2013 model year in hatchback, van, and station wagon versions.

The Golf Mk7 uses the same MQB platform as the third-generation Audi A3, SEAT León and Škoda Octavia. At its introduction in 2013, it won the Car of the Year Japan Award, the first time it was awarded to a European product.

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ELTA Lucas Wiper Motors

Product Focus: Wiper Motors


1EW9003LRW1003Audi A3, A4, A6, Q5 and Q71,245,506
2EW9004LRW1004Renault Clio III298,208
3EW9008LRW1008Nissan Qashqai / Qashqai +2445,318
4EW9001LRW1001Vauxhall (Opel) Combo, Corsa C, Tigra613,358
5EW9022LRW1022BMW 1 Series269,212
6EW9006LRW1006Citroën Relay, Fiat Ducato, Punto, Peugeot Boxer350,053
7EW9018LRW1018Mini (R50, R53, R56), Countryman, Paceman898,605
8EW9005LRW1005Citroën Dispatch, Fiat Scudo, Peugeot Expert142,782
9EW9009LRW1009Audi A3, Skoda Octavia, VW Golf, Passat, Transporter, Vento635,899
10EW9031LRW1031Citroën Relay, Fiat Ducato, Peugeot Boxer (250)262,133
11EW9015LRW1015Citroën Relay, Fiat Ducato, Peugeot Boxer (230)34,078
12EW9023LRW1023VW Golf V, Passat B6, Tiguan989,263
13EW9014LRW1014VW Golf VI, Polo V, Sharan, Touran1,291,852
14EW9021LRW1021Citroën C1, Peugeot 107, Toyota Aygo727,023
15EW9024LRW1024Dacia Sandero, Renault Captur, Clio IV, Zoe735,283
16EW9027LRW1027Audi A224248
17EW9020LRW1020Vauxhall (Opel) Zafira B431,324
18EW9017LRW1017Mercedes-Benz C-Class60,332
19EW9013LRW1013Citroën Nemo, Fiat Fiorino, Peugeot Bipper119,391
20EW9002LRW1002Vauxhall (Opel) Astra IV214,604
21EW9026LRW1026Smart ForFour16,655
22EW9019LRW1019Vauxhall (Opel) Zafira A120,359
23EW9030LRW1030Citroën C2, C3242,170
24EW9016LRW1016Vauxhall (Opel) Astra V773,558
25EW9025LRW1025Citroën Relay, Fiat Ducato, Peugeot Boxer (244)109,278
26EW9007LRW1007Audi A1, A6, Q3609,090
27EW9032LRW1032Abarth 500C, 595C, 695C, Fiat 500, 500C, Bravo II656,091
28EW9011LRW1011Nissan Primastar, Renault Trafic II, Vauxhall Movano A238,552
29EW9029LRW1029Mercedes-Benz C-Class (S204) GLK-Class49,113

For pricing and cross references please contact a member of our sales team on +44(0)1675 466 999 or email

Reflecting on 2021

replacement mirror glass

Rising demand for replacement mirror glass

During the last quarter of 2021, ELTA automotive reported a significant rise in demand for replacement mirror glass and mirror components. The increase was largely credited to the surge in MOT demand resulting from the huge number of postponed MOT’s during the previous year’s lockdown extension. Mirror glass falls under the 'Driver's view of the Road' section of the test which is responsible for around 7% of failures, so it is not surprising that this product group alongside bulbs and wiper blades has seen growth during the new busy MOT period.

A large percentage of the nation’s drivers will have also been feeling the financial effects of lockdown and furlough. This will have resulted in many drivers seeking more economical or DIY repairs to get their vehicles through a looming overdue MOT. Bumps and scrapes involving door mirrors are common as these parts are often the first point of contact in collisions. But many of these incidents incur only minor damage such and broken glass or covers which would not require the complete mirror unit to be replaced by a garage or body shop.

ELTA’s range of replacement mirror glass, mirror covers and mirror indicator lenses offers an easy, cost effective fix in the many cases where the mechanism and the body of the mirror unit remain intact. The range covers most makes, models and importantly, specifications. Standard black covers are available alongside ready primed versions that can be painted either professionally or with spray cans (providing great cross sell opportunities for those selling paint aerosols). Similarly, ELTA’s extensive range of glass includes both heated and non-heated glass for a simple O.E. quality repair.

The range is ideal for motor factors and retailers of all sizes, especially those serving both a garage network and the general public. The team at ELTA are even offering suggested stock packs to ensure you have the stock you need at hand to maximise potential sales conversions during the winter period. Contact ELTA Automotive Limited on +44 (0)1675 466 999 or email for pricing and availability.

TechASSIST: ABS (Wheel Speed) Sensors

ABS Sensor Technical Advice


Fundamentally, the anti-lock braking system (ABS) prevents skidding and loss of control under harsh braking. The Anti-lock braking system uses ABS Sensors (also known as wheel speed sensors) to sense conditions in the wheel which could result in a skid or loss of traction. But ABS sensors are also used by other vehicle systems aside from the ABS system including:

  • Stability control
  • Traction control
  • Hill descent control
  • Collision avoidance.

The rapid and accurate feedback from the ABS sensor is vital to an effective anti-lock braking and other safety systems.

The ABS sensor works in conjunction an ABS ring (sometimes referred to as a tone or pulse wheel) that is mounted to a component moving at the same rotation as the wheel. This is often the wheel hub but can also be the brake disc, CV joint or the drive shaft. The ABS sensor is mounted next to the ABS ring and communicates the rotational speed back to the ECU. The way in which rotation in measured depends on the type of sensor and ring in use. The most common sensors are either passive or active.

The ABS Sensors and Ring Diagram

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