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Cobra styling for the urban Fiat 500
Up to a collection of crossover SUVs

Selection of Cobra accessories for the Fiat 500 and several compact crossovers.

APN,
15 December 2008.

At Cobra Technology & Lifestyle, options are wide open. We picked a selection of their customisation programmes for the Fiat 500, Ford Kuga, Renault Koleos, Subaru Tribeca, Mazda CX-7, Nissan Murano and the VW Tiguan. Cobra offers at autopressnews.com can be viewed from our search page.

Fiat 500 - One of the most classic of Italian cars, the Fiat 500 gets from Cobra a set of customisation options including, stainless steel that sparkles like chrome, custom-tailored light-alloy wheels with the corresponding ride-height lowering and a sonorous exhaust note.

The face of the Cinquecento (Italian for 500) is refined with two high-gloss stainless-steel components.

The Fiat 500 gets from Cobra a set of customisation options, including sport springs specifically calibrated for use in combination with the sporty low-profile tires. They lower the ride height of the two-door by 30 millimetres.

The patented and TÜV-tested Cobra Cityguard front guard is made from high-gloss stainless-steel tubes with a diameter of 42 millimetres. It bolts to the underside of the production front apron, while the production plastic grille in the front bumper is replaced by a custom-tailored high-gloss Cobra stainless-steel grate.

The Cobra rocker panel guards are made from stainless-steel tubes with a diameter of 48 millimetres. The precise-fit accessories, sold in a ready-to-install kit, also protect the rocker panels from damage.

At the rear, the apron can be refined with the Cobra rear guard that follows the lower contours of the rear bumper. The stainless-steel tubular guard has a diameter of 42 millimetres and helps protect the rear from minor parking damage.

Cobra sets itself apart with a transversal rear muffler mounted behind the rear apron, with two large oval tailpipes.

The sporty Cobra CN10 7Jx17 multi-spoke wheels fill out the wheel arches of the city car perfectly, with tires in size 205/35 R 17 front and back.

Above the wheels and tires, Cobra sport springs are specifically calibrated for use in combination with these sporty low-profile tires. They lower the ride height of the two-door by some 30 millimetres.

Cobra specialists have further developed a sport exhaust system for the Fiat 500. The fully stainless steel exhaust system produces a more exciting exhaust note and adds even more sporty looks. Unlike conventional sport exhaust systems with one tailpipe left and right, Cobra sets itself apart with a transversal rear muffler mounted behind the rear apron. Just as unique are the two large oval tailpipes measuring 140 x 60 millimetres.

Ford Kuga - For the new Ford Kuga, Cobra decided to dress the compact crossover up with exclusive stainless-steel components that represent classic off-road design.

Cobra accessories for the new Ford Kuga compact SUV, Photo1, front.

Cobra accessories for the new Ford Kuga compact SUV, Photo2, front.

Cobra accessories for the new Ford Kuga compact SUV, Photo3, front.

Cobra accessories for the new Ford Kuga compact SUV, Photo4, front.

Cobra accessories for the new Ford Kuga compact SUV, Photo 1, rear.

Cobra accessories for the new Ford Kuga compact SUV, Photo 2, rear.

Cobra accessories for the new Ford Kuga compact SUV, Photo 3, rear.

Different Cobra ways to customise the looks of the Ford Kuga.

The components include the high-gloss stainless-steel tubular front guard that meets the strict EU requirements for pedestrian protection. The elastically mounted Cobra front guard has a tube diameter of 60 millimetres. It comes with EG operating certificate, doing away with individual inspections. The front guard itself can be further upgraded with auxiliary high-beam headlights that are sold in a ready-to-install kit.

Alternatively the front can be modified with the smaller Cobra Cityguard component also made from stainless steel. This protection element features a tube diameter of 48 millimetres and is attached to the underside of the front apron.

The face of the Kuga can be upgraded with a high-gloss stainless-steel bumper grille that complements both front guard versions.

For easier access to and exit from the vehicle, and to protect also the rocker panels, Cobra designers and engineers developed custom-tailored rocker panel guards with integrated steps beneath front and rear doors. The high-gloss stainless-steel rocker panel guards have a tube diameter of 80 millimetres and are sold as a ready-to-install set. Cobra also offers aluminium running boards to upgrade the lower-medium size SUV.

Self-adhesive black strips help protect all doors against dents and scratches from errant shopping carts or carelessly opened doors.

To protect the back of the vehicle against minor parking damage, the rear apron can be fitted with a Cobra high-gloss stainless-steel rear guard on the left and right side.

Cobra also offers custom-tailored one-piece and multi-piece light-alloy wheels for the new Ford: the Sahara 8.5Jx20 multi-spoke wheel with lockable hub.

To add some visual excitement to the exhaust system, Cobra developed two chrome exhaust tips with 103-mm diameter to replace their production counterparts.

Mazda CX-7 - From the front, Mazda's midsize CX-7 crossover can be customised by Cobra in two different ways.

Cobra design accessories for the Mazda CX-7 crossover, front view.

Cobra design accessories for the Mazda CX-7 crossover, front view 2.

Mazda's midsize CX-7 crossover can be customised by Cobra.

The Japanese 4x4 sporty character can be further highlighted with the high-gloss stainless steel Cobra Cityguard, which is attached to the lower part of the front bumper.

The off-road trekking preferences can be signalled with a tubular front guard.

The flexibly mounted stainless-steel guard has a tube diameter of 60 millimetres and is designed to be energy absorbent. It remained well below the legal limits during the obligatory crash tests required by the EU guidelines for pedestrian protection, and comes with a European type certificate which saves time and money by eliminating the need for individual technical inspections and for amending vehicle registration documents.

Both versions can be further upgraded with the additional installation of the Cobra bumper grille made from high-gloss stainless steel.

The Cobra rocker panel guards are also practical as they protect the rocker panels while their integrated steps facilitate entering and exiting the vehicle.

Cobra N+ accessories for the Nissan Murano crossover, front, 1.

Cobra N+ accessories for the Nissan Murano crossover, front, 2.

Cobra N+ accessories for the Nissan Murano crossover, front, 3.

Cobra N+ accessories for the Nissan Murano crossover, front, 4.

Cobra N+ accessories for the Nissan Murano crossover, rear, 1.

Cobra N+ accessories for the Nissan Murano crossover, rear, 2.

Cobra N+ accessories for the Nissan Murano crossover, rear, 3.

Cobra N+ accessories for the Nissan Murano crossover.

Nissan Murano - The Nissan Murano starts with an updated design and other modifications for the next phase of its career. The Cobra N+ accessories programme can customise the facelifted SUV at will.

Featuring a tube diameter of 60 millimetres, the elastically mounted Cobra N+ front guard offers classic off-road looks and meets the tough European norm for pedestrian protection. Here also, it comes with an operating certificate and can be optionally equipped with auxiliary high-beam headlamps.

Another option for the refinement of the front of the five-door is the Cobra N+ Cityguard that attaches to the underside of the front apron. Both versions can be combined with the high-gloss stainless-steel Cobra N+ bumper grille.

The sides of the Nissan can be upgraded with Cobra N+ rocker panel guards with integrated running boards. The stainless-steel tubular guards have a diameter of 80 millimetres and make getting in and out of the car easier. Self-adhesive Cobra N+ strips protect the doors better from damage caused by shopping carts or by opening the door.

For customizing the rear of the Murano, sturdy protection elements made from stainless steel with a tube diameter of 48 millimetres are attached to the left and right side of the rear apron. The Cobra N+ chrome strip for the liftgate gives a wider appearance.

The standard roof rails can be upgraded to a fully functional roof carrier system with lockable Cobra N+ cross rails.

The Cobra N+ options include custom-tailored light-alloy wheels with diameters of 18, 19 and 20 inches. Without fender flares, Cobra Sahara multi-spoke wheels can be mounted in size 8Jx18 with the original tires and in 8.5Jx20 with 265/45 R 20 tires. Those looking for a 19 inches wheel can opt for the Cobra CN4 and CN12 wheels in 8.5Jx19 inches and 8Jx19 with tires in size 255/50 R 19.

Facelifted Subaru Tribeca with Cobra accessories, front view 1.

Facelifted Subaru Tribeca with Cobra accessories, front view 2.

Facelifted Subaru Tribeca with Cobra accessories, back view.

Facelifted Subaru Tribeca with Cobra guards, wheels...

Subaru Tribeca - The Subaru Tribeca also continues its successful run with a facelift. Cobra developed for it the corresponding off-road looks with optimal pedestrian protection.

Made from high-gloss stainless steel with a tube diameter of 60 millimetres, the Cobra front guard has flexible mounts to yield under impact and meet the guidelines for pedestrian protection. It can also be equipped with auxiliary high-beam headlights.

For easier entering and exiting of the vehicle and to protect the SUV’s sides, Cobra offers stainless-steel rocker panel guards with a tube diameter of 80 millimetres and feature integrated plastic steps.

The rear bumper can be refined with two high-gloss stainless-steel guards that are mounted to the right and left side of the bumper. The striking looks are in large part due to custom-tailored light-alloy wheels, as the Cobra Sahara 8.5Jx20 multi-spoke wheels perfectly fill out the available space below the wheel arches.

Renault Koleos - As soon as Renault entered the compact crossover SUV segment, Cobra offered its extensive and TÜV-tested accessories programme for the Korean-made Renault Koleos.

Renault Koleos accessories by Cobra, front view 1.

Renault Koleos accessories by Cobra, front view 2.

Renault Koleos accessories by Cobra, front view 3.

Renault Koleos accessories by Cobra, front view 4.

Renault Koleos accessories by Cobra, back view.

Renault Koleos lower medium SUV with the added Cobra touch.

For tough off-road looks paired with safety, Cobra developed an elastically mounted high-gloss stainless-steel front guard. The guard has a tube diameter of 60 millimetres and meets the European guidelines for pedestrian protection. An optional auxiliary high-beam headlamp kit for the front guard further optimises driving safety.

The Cobra front protection element offers a more understated upgrade. It also is made from high-gloss stainless steel, and attaches to the underside of the front bumper.

Both versions can be combined with the high-gloss stainless-steel Cobra N+ bumper grille insert.

Two Cobra accessories are available to protect the rocker panels and to make entering and exiting the vehicle easier: stainless-steel rocker panel guards with a tube diameter of 80 millimetre and integrated plastic running boards below front and rear doors, and actual running boards made from high-strength aluminium.

The standard roof rails of the Koleos can be upgraded to a fully functional roof carrier system with lockable Cobra N+ cross rails.

A wide palette of custom-tailored tire/wheel combinations is available for the new Samsung-made Renault (on a common platform with the Nissan Qashqai), in 16, 17, 18, 19 or 20 inches. It ranges from light-alloy wheels for retaining the original tires to exclusive 8.5Jx20 wheels with 245/35 R 20 tires. Two wheels in this size are available, the one-piece Cobra Sahara wheel with eight double-spokes and the multi-piece Cobra CN14 five-spoke wheel with polished outer flange.

Volkswagen Tiguan in Cobra design allure, front view 1.

Volkswagen Tiguan in Cobra design allure, front view 2.

Volkswagen Tiguan in Cobra design allure, front view 3.

Volkswagen Tiguan in Cobra design allure, back view.

Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover dressed up by Cobra.

VW Tiguan - As a pioneer in the development of energy-absorbing front protection bars, Cobra have also developed custom-tailored components for the Volkswagen Tiguan off-road version ‘Track & Field’ as well as for the on-road models ‘Trend & Fun’ and ‘Sport & Style.’

The stainless-steel front protection bars follow the front contours of the respective models with a 60mm diameter tube. The components are prepared for the installation of auxiliary high beams, available in a ready-to-install set.

For upgrading the front of the two on-road versions, Cobra offers other accessories. The air dam of the front apron can be refined with a high-gloss stainless-steel mesh. As an alternative to the front protection bars, the Cobra Cityguard can be mounted to the underside of the front apron. It is manufactured from stainless steel with a tube diameter of 48 millimetres.

For the sides of the VW Golf-based Tiguan, Cobra offers three accessory options:

- 80-millimeter stainless-steel rocker panel guards with integrated steps make entering and exiting the vehicle easier,
- aluminium Cobra running boards,
- more understated are dual 27-millimeter rocker panel guards that hug the Tiguan’s body tightly.

Black rub strips protect the doors against damage from carelessly opened doors or unattended shopping carts. The self-adhesive strips come in a ready-to-install set.

The Cobra rear bumper is manufactured from stainless steel with a tube diameter of 48 millimetres. It is attached to the production rear apron. A chrome strip can adorn the liftgate.

A stainless-steel sport rear muffler with one chrome-plated tailpipe on either side can add a more vocal exhaust note.

The palette of Cobra light-alloy wheels for the compact Volkswagen lower medium SUV ranges from 7.5Jx16 to 8Jx18. The largest version features sporty Cobra Grenada 8Jx18 five-spoke wheels with tires in size 255/45 R 18 front and back.

Cobra says that all its components and accessories are manufactured in OEM quality and are backed by a two-year warranty with unlimited distance.

Market-specific prices, shipping costs and other information - or inquiries - about the Cobra Technology & Lifestyle tuning range can be obtained from the Cobra website.

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