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Visteon and Boston Acoustics(R) Deliver Customized Sound . Inside and Out . On the 2007 Dodge Caliber

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Feb. 14, 2006 -- Visteon Corporation , in partnership with Boston Acoustics(R), is pleased to provide the 9-speaker premium branded audio system on the Chrysler Group's boldly designed 2007 Dodge Caliber, launching at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Caliber is the latest in the new generation of Chrysler Group vehicles to feature a signature high performance sound system co- engineered by Visteon and Boston Acoustics. Visteon and Boston Acoustics also provide the customized sound systems in Chrysler's 2006 Jeep(R) Commander and Jeep Grand Cherokee, PT Cruiser and PT Cruiser Convertible models, the Chrysler 300C, as well as the Dodge Charger and Magnum.


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) to all points of the Caliber's interior with crystalline clarity. Visteon's Digital Signal Processing produces sound with remarkable clarity and fidelity, and the Caliber's audio system is engineered to optimize the vehicle's interior environment, accounting for such acoustic factors as seat location, interior fabrics and materials, and speaker placement.

The Dodge Caliber takes premium audio innovation a step further, offering the optional Boston Acoustic MusicGate Power(R) sound system, which features articulating speakers built into the rear lift gate. With the lift gate up, the speakers can be swiveled down and out to project the vehicle's interior soundstage to the outdoors.

"Visteon is a leader in automotive electronics and audio engineering, and pleased to provide our innovations and expertise to the Chrysler Group," said Julie Fream, Visteon customer group vice president and general manager. "We are happy that the Visteon-Boston Acoustics partnership continues to enhance the Chrysler Group's ability to offer its customers a premium quality audio environment."

"The Caliber is a bold new direction for Dodge and the MusicGate Power audio system allows consumers to enjoy The Boston Sound like never before," says Michael Chass, vice president of Boston Acoustics' OEM Division.

About Boston Acoustics

Founded in 1979, Boston Acoustics, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets high performance audio systems for use in home music and audio-video systems; after-market and OEM automotive systems; and custom built-in audio systems. Highly regarded for creating The Boston Sound(TM), the company is renowned for delivering superior, competitively priced products emphasizing performance, consistency and value. For further information, visit the company's web site at

D&M Holdings Inc. (TSE II: 6735) is based in Tokyo and owns the Denon, Marantz, McIntosh Laboratory, Boston Acoustics, Snell Acoustics, D&M Professional, ReplayTV(R) and Escient(R) brands. Denon, Marantz, McIntosh and D&M Professional are global industry leaders in the specialist home theater, audio/video consumer electronics or professional audio markets, with a strong and long-standing heritage of manufacturing and marketing high-performance audio and video components. Boston Acoustics, with its signature The Boston Sound,(TM) is a leader in premium loudspeakers for home and audio markets. Snell is a super premium speaker brand. The ReplayTV and Escient brands represent award-winning technologies in digital home entertainment. Additional information is available at

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.

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