SOURCE: Gentex Corporation

July 11, 2007 09:00 ET

Hyundai Veracruz Debuts With Gentex Three-Mirror System

ZEELAND, MI--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), the leading supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors to the worldwide automotive industry, has announced that it is supplying auto-dimming interior and exterior rearview mirrors for the all-new Hyundai Veracruz.

The Veracruz SE and Limited trim levels come standard with a Gentex three-mirror auto-dimming system in which the interior, driver- and passenger-side exterior mirrors automatically darken to reduce glare from rearward approaching vehicles. The brighter the glare, the darker the mirrors become, making nighttime driving safer.

In addition, the auto-dimming interior mirror has two advanced electronic features: an integrated compass display using Gentex's proprietary Z-Nav® directional-sensing technology and Johnson Controls' HomeLink® Wireless Control System. HomeLink consists of three buttons conveniently located on the face of the mirror that can be programmed to operate garage doors, estate gates, security systems, home lighting and other radio-frequency controlled devices.

The Veracruz, a mid-size crossover utility vehicle (CUV), is sold in virtually all left-hand drive markets except the European Union.

"The Veracruz is Hyundai's first entry into the popular mid-size CUV segment," said Gentex Senior Vice President Enoch Jen. "We're pleased that they are offering consumers the safety benefits of auto-dimming mirrors, particularly the total glare control provided by the three-mirror system."

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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