SOURCE: Gentex Corporation

January 08, 2007 09:02 ET

New Chrysler Aspen Features Gentex Mirror

ZEELAND, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 8, 2007 -- Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), the leading supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors to the worldwide automotive industry, has announced that it is shipping interior and exterior auto-dimming mirrors for the 2007 Chrysler Aspen.

Gentex auto-dimming mirrors automatically darken to reduce glare from the headlamps of vehicles approaching from the rear. The brighter the glare, the darker the mirrors become, making nighttime driving safer.

The new Chrysler SUV offers an exterior auto-dimming driver-side mirror and base interior mirror as standard features on the Aspen J trim level. An interior auto-dimming mirror with an integrated U-Connect™ Hands-Free Communication System is available as part of an optional package on both the Aspen E and J trim levels. The Aspen is sold throughout North America.

"The Chrysler Aspen is the first SUV under the Chrysler brand and is an elegant and sophisticated full-size SUV which expands the SUV offerings of the Chrysler Group," said Gentex Senior Vice President Enoch Jen. "We're pleased that Chrysler Group chose to offer our products on this exciting new vehicle."

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 approximately 95 percent of the Company's revenues are derived from the sales of auto-dimming mirrors to nearly every major automaker in the world.

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