Visteon Presents Latest Innovations to Enhance Driving Experience at Auto Shanghai 2013
Global supplier exhibits comprehensive capabilities in climate, electronics and interiors, provided through its family of businesses
SHANGHAI, April 18, 2013 ─ Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC), a leading global automotive supplier, will display a range of innovative automotive products and technologies – all focused on improving the overall driving experience – at the 15th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2013) April 20-29. Visteon’s booth at C015, Hall N5, showcases a range of cutting-edge solutions in climate, electronics and interiors from its family of enterprises, including its newly consolidated, majority-owned automotive climate business, Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp.
“As an Asian-centric company with a long and successful heritage of success and growth in China, Visteon is proud to participate in Auto Shanghai 2013 to demonstrate our broad global capabilities,” said Tim Leuliette, Visteon president and CEO. “We have gained considerable industry recognition for our innovations that enhance the experience of drivers and passengers, while helping vehicle manufacturers differentiate their vehicles. This is evidenced by the fact that approximately 60 percent of the new vehicles being launched at Auto Shanghai 2013 feature products from Visteon’s family of businesses.”
Visteon is highlighting its extensive innovations in climate, electronics and interiors through the latest vehicle concept, e-Bee. Making its Asia debut, the e-Bee is designed to explore new and alternative ways of using a vehicle in the year 2020. The concept incorporates the latest innovative technology – including display-based controls and Cloud-centered profile storage – and has drawn very positive reviews from automakers and media at recent shows in North America and Europe.
Fully compatible with electric vehicle and hybrid platforms, the e-Bee demonstrates intelligent mobility, where the vehicle gathers and disseminates useful driving-related data, acts as part of a wider mobility-enabling network, and integrates technology and design that is connected, simple and flexible.
In addition to the e-Bee vehicle, visitors also will be able to experience technologies from Visteon’s family of businesses:
Halla Visteon Climate Control, the world’s second largest global climate supplier, will showcase its eco-friendly technologies for both conventional and new energy vehicles. All of the latest climate technologies on display – including electric compressor, rotary suction compressor, air conditioning lines, metal seal fittings and water-cooled charge air cooler – are ready for commercialization.
Visteon Electronics will demonstrate products and innovations that integrate findings from its recent consumer research clinics, which focused on in-vehicle experiences and validating acceptance of next-generation technologies. Visteon’s array of vehicle cockpit electronics will be on display, including audio and infotainment, information and controls, connectivity, and human-machine interaction (HMI) solutions.
Visteon Interiors will showcase various interior products featuring high-quality craftsmanship, comfort and functionality – reflecting its highly respected styling, materials and manufacturing processes.
Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd., (YFV) a joint venture between Visteon and Huayu Automotive Systems (HASCO), will present at HASCO’s booth (D059, Hall N5) the Chinese variant of the e-Bee interiors. Demonstrating personalization, one of e-Bee’s key themes, this concept showcases an interior tailored to the growing market of young, professional Chinese women.
Also on display is YFV’s latest premium sports car concept, the Glide. Inspired by Chinese traditional elegance, Glide represents the unique driving experience designed for fashionable individuals living in densely populated cities in China. In addition, YFV is showcasing other leading technologies in interiors, electronics, seating, exteriors and safety.“Auto Shanghai 2013 will further reinforce Visteon’s highly regarded ‘automotive intellect,’ said Leuliette. “We are committed to continuing to bring exceptional value to our stakeholders in China – a market where Visteon and its family of businesses collectively have more than 110 facilities today and where we foresee continued growth in the future.”
Visteon is a leading global automotive supplier delivering value for vehicle manufacturers and shareholders through a family of businesses including:
- Halla Visteon Climate Control, majority-owned by Visteon and the world's second largest global supplier of automotive climate components and systems.
- Visteon Electronics, a leading supplier of audio and infotainment, driver information, center stack electronics and feature control modules.
- Visteon Interiors, a global provider of vehicle cockpit modules, instrument panels, consoles and door trim modules.
- Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd., a successful China-based partnership between Visteon and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation's automotive components group, Huayu Automotive Systems.
Through this family of enterprises, Visteon designs, engineers and manufactures innovative components and systems for virtually every vehicle manufacturer worldwide, and these businesses generated $13.8 billion in sales in 2012, including unconsolidated operations. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; Visteon has facilities in 29 countries and employs through its various businesses, including non-consolidated operations, approximately 55,000 people. Learn more at www.visteon.com.