From integrated electronics to climate technologies, the new 2011 Ford Fiesta that goes on sale in the United States this summer features an exciting range of products from Van Buren Township-based Visteon Corp. designed to enhance the Fiesta driving experience.

Visteon’s global engineering and manufacturing teams are supporting the U.S. launch of the Fiesta, which was Europe’s top-selling vehicle in the first quarter of 2010. Visteon has supported Ford’s global Fiesta platform — originally in Europe, most recently in Asia and now with the vehicle’s U.S. debut.

Visteon supplies Ford’s exciting new small car with advanced electronics including the audio head unit, instrument cluster and several multi-function displays consolidating driver information, audio and entertainment controls into one center panel. Through its global operations, Visteon also provides a wide range of climate products designed to enhance Fiesta’s passenger comfort, including the compressor, condenser, fluid transport lines, and the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit.

“Visteon’s ability to supply products for the Fiesta across regions allows us to cost-effectively support this vehicle known for outstanding driving performance, design and value,” said Randy Sanders, Visteon’s vice president, Ford customer group. “As the Fiesta continues to expand to North America and other regions, our highly regarded engineering and manufacturing footprint positions Visteon to support ongoing market growth.”

Visteon designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, interior, electronic and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township; Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; the company has locations in 25 countries and employs approximately 28,500 people.

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