SOURCE: Gentex

March 18, 2008 09:02 ET

Gentex Shipping for 2009 Dodge Journey

ZEELAND, MI--(Marketwire - March 18, 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 all-new 2009 Dodge Journey. The Journey takes the capability of a sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and the overall efficiency of a passenger car and blends all the best attributes of each into an all-new "right-sized" crossover for the Dodge brand. It is currently being sold in the United States and will be available in global markets outside North America in both left-hand and right-hand drive, starting in mid-2008.

A Gentex interior auto-dimming mirror comes standard on the SXT and R/T trim levels. Gentex mirrors darken automatically in response to the headlamp glare of rearward-approaching vehicles. In addition, a mirror with built-in microphones accompanies the UConnect® Hands-Free Communication System and is available on both trim levels.

"Gentex is excited to be a partner with Dodge as it expands into this new popular vehicle segment," said Enoch Jen, Senior Vice President. "Inclusion of our glare elimination and microphone technologies in Dodge brand's expanding market is a win-win situation for both Gentex and Chrysler."

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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