Peugeot Boxer is in next Klarius round

Published:  11 October, 2018

Commercial applications are well catered for in the latest round of product introductions from Klarius. They include new CAT pipes for the Renault Master II, plus DPFs for the Citroen Relay and Peugeot Boxer. For passenger vehicles, there are exhaust systems available for the Renault Clio IV, the Citroen C4 Picasso II 1.6 HDI, the Peugeot Partner 1.6 HDI and 5008 1.6Vti. There are exhaust systems for the Vauxhall Astra 1.6 and the Honda CR-V 2.2 CDTI, and a new exhaust system for the Land Rover Freelander 2.2.


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