Bosch releases 2nd generation ICON wiper blade

Sept. 7, 2011

Robert Bosch LLC has launched the second generation of its premium ICON beam wiper blade, which now lasts 40% longer than other premium blades, says Bosch. The blade provides a customized, precision fit on both the driver and passenger sides of the windshield for clean, quiet wiping even in extreme weather.

The new Bosch ICON’s exclusive internal tension spring arcing technology distributes uniform pressure along the entire blade. This enables it to fit the curvature of the windshield and wipe the entire surface evenly. 

“The correct blade recommended for a specific vehicle is based on a combination of the blade length and the curvature of the windshield,” says Makoto Takatsuka, senior product manager, Wiping Systems, for Bosch. “ICON’s exclusive multi-patented design creates a custom fit that’s contoured to the curvature of both the driver and passenger sides of the windshield of each vehicle.”

Installation is quick and easy with the ICON weather shield connector and multi-clip flexible connector system for original equipment (OE) top- and side-lock applications. Takatsuka says that by eliminating external brackets, ICON’s beam-style design provides more uniform pressure over the entire blade, greatly reducing streaking and chatter, and cleanly wiping areas that conventional and hybrid blades might miss altogether.

ICON is available for popular domestic, Asian and European vehicles. For more information visit: