SOURCE: Gentex

January 21, 2010 08:28 ET

Gentex Shipping Auto-Dimming Mirrors for All-New 2010 Suzuki Kizashi

ZEELAND, MI--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), the leading supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and camera-based active safety systems to the worldwide automotive industry, has announced that it is providing auto-dimming interior rearview mirrors for the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi. The Kizashi, Suzuki's first entry into the all-wheel-drive sport sedan segment, arrived in dealer showrooms in North America in December 2009.

A Gentex interior auto-dimming rearview mirror with available universal garage door opener will be standard on the Kizashi SLS trim level. Gentex mirrors darken automatically in response to the headlamp glare of rearward-approaching vehicles.

The all-new Kizashi, (pronounced "Kee-Zah-Shee"), offers a unique blend of dynamic performance attributes, premium design aesthetics and craftsmanship, including the Gentex auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink®.

"This is our first original equipment program with Suzuki and Gentex is excited to associate with Suzuki as it introduces its first midsize sedan," said Enoch Jen, Senior Vice President. "This is an exciting vehicle for Suzuki and we are pleased that the automaker recognizes our value-added products and is making them available on this new vehicle."

About Gentex Corporation

Founded in 1974, Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) 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. More than half of the Company's interior mirrors are sold with advanced electronic features, and more than 96 percent of the Company's revenues are derived from the sale of auto-dimming mirrors to nearly every major automaker in the world. For more information, visit www.gentex.com/corp_media_info.html.

About Suzuki

The Brea, Calif.-based Operations of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) was founded in 1963 by parent company Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) and currently markets its vehicles in the United States through a network of approximately 350 automotive dealerships and numerous other motorcycle, ATV and marine distributors in 49 states. With global headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan, SMC is a diversified worldwide automobile, motorcycle, and outboard motor manufacturer. In 2008, SMC sold more than 2 million new cars and trucks and more than 3.5 million motorcycles and ATVs. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has operations in 196 countries and regions. For more information, visit www.media.suzuki.com.

Contact Information

  • GENERAL AND FINANCIAL MEDIA/INVESTOR CONTACT:
    Connie Hamblin
    616/772/1800

    GENERAL MEDIA CONTACT:
    Craig Piersma
    616/772/1800

    AMERICAN SUZUKI:
    Jeff Holland
    714/996/7040
    EXCHANGE: NASDAQ Global Select Market
    SYMBOL: GNTX
    WEBSITE: www.gentex.com