Visteon Technology Illuminates Mitsubishi Motors' SSS Concept Sedan
12 January 2000Visteon 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.