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Visteon and Hyundai Announce Co-Development of Energy Efficient Thermal System

    Dearborn, Mich. (ots-PRNewswire) - Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) today announced that it is working with the Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) to produce an advanced Energy Efficient Thermal System with  Hyundai Motor Company.

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    This co-development project is expected to result in a vehicle climate  control system that requires less power, which will help increase fuel  economy, while helping to decrease vehicle emissions. Hyundai and VCC plan to  complete the project by summer 2001.

    To accomplish this, Visteon's Climate Control Systems Group (VCC) has  developed several breakthrough technologies that will improve vehicle thermal  insulation, will increase the ability of the vehicle to achieve and maintain  better thermal comfort, and will help reduce climate control power consumption  by as much as 60 to 75 percent.  

    "We are privileged to be working with Hyundai on this advanced co- development project," said Frank Croskey, Vice President and General Manager  of Visteon Climate Control Systems. "Given increasing concern for the  environment and energy conservation, Hyundai's Energy Efficient Vehicle will  provide a global model for the 21st century automotive industry."

    VCC has replaced traditional glass windows with proprietary
glazed, dual  pane windows, which will insulate the car from solar
energy on hot days.  Additionally, enhanced body insulation also will
be added to efficiently  maintain the inside temperature of the
vehicle and help to reduce energy  losses.      

    The Advanced Engineering group at VCC is working with Hyundai to reduce  the "thermal mass" of the interior. Hyundai will provide a magnesium cross  beam for the development car which will cause it to absorb less heat, thus  requiring less cooling for the car. Because magnesium is lighter weight, it  also results in enhanced fuel economy.

    "Hyundai Motor Company is pleased to be working on this advanced technology with Visteon. It shows a strong connection between our systems  supplier and ourselves," said Dr. Young Woo Kim, President of Hyundai America  Technical Center, Inc. "We look forward to the successful introduction of  this technology into our vehicles to enhance our brand image as well as the  value of our vehicles."

    Visteon Corporation is a leading full-service supplier that delivers  consumer-driven technology solutions to automotive manufacturers worldwide and  through multiple channels within the global automotive aftermarket. Visteon  has a global delivery system of more than 130 technical, manufacturing, sales, and service facilities located in 23 countries. It has 81,000 employees  working in three business segments: Dynamics and Energy Conversion; Comfort, Communication and Safety; and Glass.

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