The rear section of the front fender is not long enough to effectively keep road debris off the exhaust and front of the engine. The Wunderlich fender extender solves this problem effectively and elegantly. Made of tough ABS plastic, the extender attaches to the original fender utilizing the existing rear fender bracket, so no drilling of additional holes is required. The design is extremely robust and solid. The shape of the bottom edge is not just for looks; it ensures that water is diverted without creating further turbulence. This is a very effective addition for your X-Country.