SOURCE: Gentex

January 16, 2008 16:16 ET

Gentex Shipping for 2008 Nissan Crossover

ZEELAND, MI--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), the leading supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors to the worldwide automotive industry, has announced that it is shipping auto-dimming interior rearview mirrors for the 2008 Nissan Rogue. The Rogue is Nissan's first entry into the small crossover SUV market and it is being sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The Nissan Rogue is available with an auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink® or with both a compass display and HomeLink® as part of an optional Leather Package on the AWD SL trim-level vehicles. The compass feature utilizes Gentex's proprietary Z-Nav® technology, a highly-accurate sensor that determines the vehicle's directional heading. Gentex mirrors darken automatically in response to the headlamp glare of rearward-approaching vehicles. HomeLink® is Johnson Control's fully integrated wireless control system.

"Gentex is excited to be a partner with Nissan on the automaker's first foray into the small crossover SUV market," said Enoch Jen, senior vice president. "We look forward to continuing to build our relationship with Nissan and working with them to offer innovative products on its expanding vehicle lineup."

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. Many of the 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.

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