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Visteon Technology Illuminates Mitsubishi Motors' SSS Concept Sedan

12 January 2000

Visteon Technology Illuminates Mitsubishi Motors' SSS Concept Sedan
    DETROIT, Jan. 11 -- Advanced lighting technology developed by
Visteon Automotive Systems illuminates Mitsubishi Motors' SSS concept sedan on
display at the 2000 North American International Auto Show.
    "Once again, Visteon has partnered with a world-class organization to help
produce an exciting vehicle for the drivers of tomorrow," said Stephen W.
Delaney, vice president, Visteon Interior and Exterior Systems.
    The Mitsubishi concept sedan features manifold headlamps powered by
Visteon's Remote Lighting System, an efficient, patented method of providing
high intensity discharge lighting.  Visteon's Remote Lighting System provides
2-3 times more light on the road than incandescent lighting and offers
improved visibility because the color of light produced closely matches
natural daylight.
    Visteon's Remote Lighting System offers OE customers better lighting with
less power consumption.  Featuring a light generator and fiber optic cables
that transmit light to the headlamps, it uses fewer components since a single
bulb and ballast illuminates both headlamps.
    Further, Visteon's Remote Lighting System provides a light source that
lasts the life of the vehicle and offers OE customers multiple style options
due to its superior light control and increased modularity.  As an example, a
plastic blade manifold, illuminated at the sides and bottom, offers unique lit
and unlit appearances that can match or accent the vehicle body color.
    The Mitsubishi SSS is also equipped with Visteon's breakthrough Light
Emitting Diodes (LEDs).  Rear signal lamps use red LEDs and a manifold to
provide a unique styling appearance.  They illuminate instantly, last the life
of the vehicle, allow for extremely thin and lightweight packaging and consume
only a fraction of the power of traditional halogen lamps.
    The Mitsubishi SSS concept sedan was created to meet the increasingly
comprehensive aspirations of today's automotive consumers.  Combining the
driving pleasure and passenger comforts of a sport sedan with the packaging
versatility of an SUV, the SSS defines a whole new vehicle category -- the
"enhanced utility sedan" in a shape like nothing else on the road.
    Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, Inc. (MMSA) was established in 1982 by
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Tokyo, and markets a full line of vehicles,
including coupes, convertibles, sedans and sport utility vehicles.
    With a global delivery system of more than 125 technical, manufacturing,
sales and service facilities located in 21 countries, Visteon Automotive
Systems is leveraging the talents of its 77,000 employees to deliver
innovative, consumer-driven systems solutions to its customers.