Visteon's Global Electronics Platforms Launched on Shanghai GM's Chevrolet New Sail
Products showcase Visteon's local capability in supporting vehicles for China market
SHANGHAI, China, February 25, 2010 A Visteon Corporation joint venture based in China has launched an instrument cluster and audio systems on Shanghai General Motors' new small car, Chevrolet New Sail.
Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Electronics (YFVE) the electronics arm of Visteon's joint venture with the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) developed the products based on Visteon's global instrument cluster and audio platforms, offering New Sail owners an appealing in-car electronics experience.
YFVE and its subsidiaries' strong engineering and manufacturing capabilities made it possible to design and manufacture the cluster and audio systems in China. By leveraging Visteon's renowned global platforms, the talented engineering team at YFVE was able to customize the products to meet Shanghai GM's requirements for state-of-the-art functionality and appearance.
"We are proud to contribute to Shanghai GM's new small car for the China market," said Steve Meszaros, product group president. "Visteon's automotive intellect, combined with YFVE's product development capability and manufacturing footprint, position us well to support automakers in the small car segment in China."
Incorporating a single gauge for speed display, the cluster features two 2.5-inch digital LCD displays, which are considered unique in this small car segment. The stylish LCD displays also have an advanced heating function to allow quick response time and save electrical power in low-temperature environments.
The use of leading lighting technology enhances background illumination on the speed gauge, enabling the user to read instrument indicators more easily in all lighting conditions while improving vehicle interior styling harmony.
Visteon also supplies audio systems for the New Sail in two variants. The basic version features an AM/FM radio with auxiliary input, while the higher-end version also offers a CD player and MP3 interface.
"Visteon's platform approach has been well-received and makes the cluster and audio systems a reality at competitive cost," said Matthew Cole, general manager of YFVE. "The products are a testimony to YFVE's capabilities in product development. With more than 15 years experience in the China market, we can confidently meet our customers' diverse needs."
Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Electronics, a joint venture between Visteon and Yanfeng Visteon, is a leading automotive electronics supplier in China, specializing in audio and infotainment, driver information, center stack electronics and powertrain systems. With approximately 4,000 employees in five manufacturing plants and one technical center, YFVE supports domestic China and export markets.
Visteon Corporation is a global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, interior, electronic and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers, and also provides a range of products and services to aftermarket customers. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; the company has facilities in 26 countries and employs approximately 30,000 people.
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