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PRT Offers Complete Struts For 2019 Honda CR-V


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PRT is expanding its portfolio of complete strut assemblies, as it announced first-to-market applications for the 2019 Honda CR-V.

The Honda CR-V is one of best-selling vehicles in the United States. The complete strut assemblies apply to front right and front left positions, and fit the EX, EX-L, LX and Touring trim levels.

The product launch represents an additional 380,000 vehicles in new coverage, according to the company.

PRT is a brand of the ADD USA group, one of the largest exporters of complete strut assemblies in the world. PRT products are manufactured under the strictest OE quality processes required by the major automakers.

“These first-to-market applications reinforce our commitment in bringing innovative solutions to all our clients,” said Bruno Bello, director of global category and marketing at PRT. “As an OEM supplier, we are continually investing in research and development of brand-new products for both the OE market and aftermarket.”

For more information about PRT products, call 770-238-1611 or visit

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