Horizon Global Corp.’s legacy brands Draw-Tite and Tekonsha announced additional vehicles, products and fitments to their line of product carryovers for 2018. The list includes hitches and wiring towing solutions for a variety of new vehicles.
“Checking a vehicle for carryover fitment is an intricate step in our new vehicle model year assessment strategy. Products that are a match to carryover vehicles are available for sale without the need of extended R&D development and testing,” said Becky Briggs, senior product manager for the Tekonsha brand, in a press release. “This allows our customers to acquire and sell the latest product applications with expediency.”
Briggs explained that a product carryover is when a current product design fits a new model year vehicle. The process involves thoroughly testing each new vehicle model to ensure the reliable product fits and can be used correctly.
“Our efficient design process provides customers with towing solutions to meet their vehicle needs on a consistent basis with the establishment of product carryovers,” said Russell Brzezinski, senior director, product management and strategic growth for Horizon Global, a spinoff of Trimas Corp. “Satisfying our customers with durable, dependable products that keep them and their families safe is our number-one goal.”
Some of the vehicles included in Draw-Tite’s 2018 product carryover list are any 2013-2018 Acura RDX, 2015-2018 Acura TLX; 2015-2018 Audi A3 (with the exception of the Sportback e-tron); 2013-2018 Audi Q3, 2014-2018 Chevrolet Impala (excludes limited edition models); and 2014-2018 Subaru Forester. Tekonsha has created 2018 product carryovers for any 2013-2018 Acura RDX, 2016-2018 Acura TLX, and 2009-2018 Subaru Forester.