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All-New 2007 Dodge Nitro Features Gentex Auto-Dimming Mirror


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ZEELAND, Mich., Dec. 12, 2006 -- Gentex Corporation, the leading supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors to the worldwide automotive industry, has announced that it is supplying auto-dimming mirrors for the all-new 2007 Dodge Nitro mid-size SUV.

A base interior Gentex mirror is standard on the Nitro SLT and R/T trim levels. The mirror can be upgraded to include U-Connect(TM), Chrysler Group's hands-free communication system.

Gentex auto-dimming mirrors automatically darken to reduce glare from the headlamps of vehicles approaching from the rear. The brighter the glare, the darker the mirrors become, making nighttime driving safer.

"Midsize SUVs and crossover vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, and that's what makes this an important program for us," said Enoch Jen, Gentex senior vice president and chief financial officer. "It's great to see a demand for our mirrors on these types of vehicles."

Founded in 1974, Gentex Corporation is an international company that provides high-quality products to the worldwide automotive industry and North American fire protection market. Based in Zeeland, Michigan, the Company develops, manufactures and markets interior and exterior automatic-dimming automotive rearview mirrors that utilize proprietary electrochromic technology to dim in proportion to the amount of headlight glare from trailing vehicle headlamps. Many of the mirrors are sold with advanced electronic features, and approximately 95 percent of the Company's revenues are derived from the sales of auto-dimming mirrors to nearly every major automaker in the world.