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18 AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET MAGAZINE JUNE 2014
GARRETT PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERS FOR JAPAN
Garrett by Honeywell Performance Products has announced two new partners in Japan for its aftermarket portfolio of performance
turbos. The company has selected GCG Turbo KK from Chiba, Japan, as its new local distributor as well as TRUST/GReddy Ltd from
Chiba, Japan, as its new performance kit manufacturer.
The announcement succeeds a previous relationship with HKS, which
had been Garrett’s distributor in Japan.
Established in 2010, GCG Turbo KK is a branch of GCG Turbochargers
Australia Pty Ltd that is focused on the wholesale distribution of
performance turbochargers and related accessories to the Japanese
domestic market. GCG is known to many racers and tuners in the region
and has proven to be a trusted partner of Garrett.
Since 1977, TRUST/GReddy has operated under the philosophy of
striving to develop innovative products to enhance vehicle performance
and exponentially increasing driving experience fun.
“We are excited to have such experienced and professional partners for
the ongoing development and distribution of our leading performance
aftermarket turbo portfolio, including not only the performance our
customers associate with the Garrett name, but the customer service as
well,” Honeywell Transportation Systems Aftermarket Vice President and
General Manager, Olivier Rabiller said. “In addition to our relationship in
Japan, TRUST/GReddy will also be a partner for Garrett in the United
“GCG and TRUST represent the quality the Japanese consumer has
come to expect, and will meet those expectations with OE quality Garrett
performance parts,” Honeywell Turbo Japan Managing Director, Yasuhiro
Kinoshita said. “We are excited for this new era of performance
partnerships between Garrett and these companies.”
For further information visit www.turbobygarrett.com
Walkinshaw Automotive has announced its Holden Colorado
packages. The Colorado Program is to be sold exclusively
through participating dealers. Due to the limited availability of
stock the initial program will only run for the months of July and
August with most of the stock taken by Victorian Dealers from the
initial allocations. More stock is scheduled for production from
October to help with demand.
One of the most important elements of this program is the first ever
unique Walkinshaw Automotive designed wheel which when combined
with the specified tyre package and the Walkinshaw Automotive engineered
suspension modifications provide dramatically improved ride and handling
Two distinct packages will be offered as part of the Walkinshaw
Automotive Colorado program:
1. The ‘Xtreme Low Rider’ version will reduce the ride height at the rear
of the vehicle by approximately 30mm.
2. The ‘Xtreme High Rider’ version will raise the ride height at the front
by approximately 50mm and at the rear by approximately 15mm.
Both suspension packages offer a ride more indicative of a road car
set up and are specifically tuned to suit the 19x9-inch wheel and tyre
Both carry the Xtreme name plate on the rear tailgate.
In addition and as an option a Walkinshaw Automotive Day Time
Running Light (DRL) package is also available at additional cost.
All products have been designed and engineered by Walkinshaw
Automotive Engineers to meet the exacting standards and high levels of
quality that would be expected from an Original Equipment Manufacturer
The package has been through a rigorous testing program to ensure
there is no impact on the vehicles GVM or load carrying capacity, ESC or
All Colorado 4x2 and 4x4 Models from 2012 – 2014 are included in
the Program while prices start from $6,990.00 for the Xtreme Low rider
and $6,990.00 for the Xtreme High Rider. An optional DRL kit will cost
$795.00.Numbers are limited with only 30 Xtreme Low Rider and 70
Xtreme High Rider models to be released in July and August. There will be
100 DRL packages available.
WALKINSHAW AUTOMOTIVE ANNOUNCES
HOLDEN COLORADO PACKAGES
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