From Audio System to World Engine, Visteon Delivers Quality Sound on New Dodge Caliber


VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Feb. 14 / -- As the new 2007 Dodge Caliber makes its way to showrooms this week, Visteon (NYSE:VC) is watching ... and listening. Visteon Corporation supplies the new compact car with its audio system, as well as a specific engine sound.

Through close interaction and cooperation with DaimlerChrysler, Visteon Corporation developed two air induction systems for the available engines that power the fuel-efficient Caliber. These systems give the car its smooth engine sound, or "acoustic signature."

"Visteon worked with DaimlerChrysler engineering from the program outset to ensure the team delivered precisely the acoustic signature desired inside the passenger cabin," explained Julie Fream, Visteon customer group vice president and general manager.

DaimlerChrysler identified acoustic targets, and Visteon used its computer-aided engineering tools and developmental test facilities for noise, vibration and harshness minimization until all engine acoustic signature targets were met.

The 2007 Caliber moves with serious authority, due in part to the low- restriction air induction system developed by Visteon. This system allows the vehicle's World Engines - developed jointly by DaimlerChrysler, Mitsubishi and Hyundai - to produce more power. The three World Engines produce an impressive 148-horsepower for the 1.8-liter engine, 158-horsepower for the 2.0-liter engine and 172-horsepower for the 2.4-liter engine.

Visteon, in partnership with Boston Acoustics®, also provides the premium branded audio system on the new Dodge Caliber. Visteon's audio engineering expertise combines with Boston Acoustics' custom-designed, precision-crafted speakers to distribute the smooth, octave-to-octave tonal balance known as the Boston Sound(TM).

This vehicle was unveiled at the 2006 North American International Auto Show.

Visteon Corporation is a leading 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 Kerpen, Germany; the company has more than 170 facilities in 24 countries and employs approximately 50,000 people.

Source: Visteon Corporation

CONTACT: Jim Fisher, +1-734-710-5557, or jfishe89@visteon.com, or Melissa Andrade, +1-734-710-5546, or mandrad7@visteon.com, both of Visteon Corporation

Web site: http://www.visteon.com/

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