New VDO PRT Tach and 356 Replica Gauges Debuting at 2014 Hot Rod and Restoration Show

• Full line presentation of instruments and accessories at booth # 465

Allentown, PA – Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, manufacturer and supplier of VDO OE-engineered instrumentation and replacement parts for the custom truck and car enthusiast market, will introduce two new gauges at the Hot Rod and Restoration Show in Indianapolis, IN. The new products include the VDO PRT Tachometer and VDO 356 Replica gauges.

New VDO PRT Tachometer

The 10,000 RPM VDO PRT Tachometer features configurations for 4, 6 and 8 cylinder engine applications. It has a resettable shift point and a built in shift light indicator. The tach is available in white dial face with silver bezel and a black onyx dial face with black bezel. It is prewired and comes with an adjustable mount that allows for multiple mounting options and positions.

VDO 356 Replica Gauges

The new VDO 356 Replica Gauges are designed to match the style of a classic vehicle. Featuring a superb fit and finish, the gauges include a 120-MPH speedometer with a built-in LCD with odometer and trip odometer. A combination water temp and fuel gauge includes built-in tell tale indicators for battery, high beam and oil pressure. An 8000 RPM Tachometer rounds out the display and includes tell tale indicators for turn signals, parking brake and fog light. The gauges are offered in a standard 4" diameter.

In addition to the two new gauges, Continental will be showcasing the full line up of VDO instrumentation and accessories, including the VDO Gauges2Go app, which allows users to check the VDO Gauges Catalog and preview VDO Gauges as they would appear in the dashboard, VDO Camera Systems, which help eliminate blind spots and give the driver a more complete view around the vehicle, VDO GPS Speed Sender, which can easily convert any VDO electronic speedometer into an incredibly accurate GPS-driven speedometer, and the CB500 Instrument Cluster, an innovative OEM grade configuration that features all of the instrumentation required to deliver the critical engine data in a compact design that’s an ideal fit for builds with limited dashboard space or dashboards made from ABS plastic or fiberglass.

Whether it’s a street rod, muscle car, tuner, custom vehicle or kit car, VDO Instruments offer enthusiasts a wide choice of styles and sizes, easy installation, unprecedented performance capabilities, and most importantly, VDO design, quality, and reliability.

VDO instruments deliver world-class quality and innovation and are legendary for their superb fit, finish and appearance, as well as rock-solid reliability. Continental builds every VDO gauge with the same precision and quality as the OE instrumentation it delivers to OEMs worldwide.

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With sales of around Euros33.3 billion in 2013, Continental is one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers. As a provider of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires, and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently employs around 178,000 people in 49 countries.

The Automotive Group with its three divisions Chassis & Safety (sales of approximately Euros7.0 billion in 2012, 34,500 employees), Powertrain (sales of approximately Euros6.1 billion in 2012, 31,000 employees) and Interior (sales of approximately Euros6.4 billion in 2012, 33,000 employees) achieved sales of approximately Euros19.5 billion in 2012. The Automotive Group is present in more than 170 locations worldwide. As a partner of the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, it develops and produces innovative products and systems for a modern automotive future, in which cars provide individual mobility and driving pleasure consistent with driving safety, environmental responsibility and cost-efficiency.

Within the Continental Interior Division the Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket Business Unit accommodates the specific requirements of the commercial vehicle, special vehicle and aftermarket sector. A global network of sales and service companies ensures proximity to local customers. Covering the product brands Continental, VDO, ATE and Barum the Business Unit offers electronic products, systems and services for commercial and special vehicles, a broad selection of products for specialized workshops and spare parts for the Independent Aftermarket and the Original Equipment Services after end of series production of the vehicle manufacturer.

Contact for journalists:

AnnaMaria Blose

Director, Marketing Communications


Interior / Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket

6755 Snowdrift Road

Allentown, PA 18106

Tel: (610) 289-0488 ext. 4002

Fax: (610) 289-1766


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