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Trico OE on new Volkswagen T7 and ID Buzz

Wiper blade manufacturer Trico is the new original equipment manufacturer for front and rear wiper blades on Volkswagen’s T7 and ID Buzz.

The fully-electric ID Buzz, which was recently crowned Continental Tyres Irish Car of the Year 2023, and the plug-in hybrid T7 van will both come fitted with Trico wiper blades as OE.

The VW T7

Trico’s ‘X1’ design blade is used for the front wipers of both models, a blade that has previously been validated by VAG group and is already supplied as OE for multiple models. This same design blade is available to Trico’s aftermarket customers in the recently launched Exact Fit range of vehicle specific wiper kits.

Sam Robinson, Trico group brand & marketing Manager (Europe) said: “Wiper blades are such a safety critical component that manufacturers and drivers need a product they can trust. Premium quality really is paramount, which is where Trico stands out from the crowd.

“With that in mind, it’s a huge honour to extend further our long term partnership with VAG to supply both front and rear blades – everyone knows the excellent quality of a Volkswagen and we are proud to be associated with such a prominent manufacturer.”

He added: “As Trico has been manufacturing wiper blades for more than 100 years, we are confident in our engineering abilities and innovation, so we’re thrilled that Volkswagen continues to be one of many vehicle manufacturers that recognise this and trust Trico to supply the vehicles of the future.

“Naturally, to maintain our unparalleled aftermarket coverage, this blade design will also become available to our aftermarket customers.”