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Delphi Power Sliding Door Featured on Mercedes Vito, Viano


Delphi supply of power sliding doors to European market grows to 300K this year.

May 2, 2006, TROY, Mich. -- With its innovative power sliding door technology, Delphi Corp. will help lighten the load for drivers and passengers of Mercedes’ light duty commercial vehicle, the 2006 Vito, and multi passenger vehicle, the 2006 Viano, available now in Europe.

Delphi’s power sliding door will be available for both the passenger and the driver side of the Vito and Viano. With just the touch of a button, a dedicated electronic control unit will automatically open and close each side door, enhancing the renowned design and ease of use of both vehicles.

The contracts strengthen Delphi’s position as a world market leader of power closure products.

“Convenience features like Delphi’s power sliding door are critically important to drivers, particularly when the vehicles, such as the Vito, are used to carry cargo in addition to passengers,” said Steven Kiefer, managing director of European operations, Delphi Thermal & Interior. “Delphi is pleased to be contributing to this impressive vehicle that makes everyday life and work easier for its owners.”

According to Lon Offenbacher, business line executive, integrated closure systems, the application of the power sliding door on the Viano illustrates how the feature is quickly filtering down into multi-passenger vehicles and smaller car segments.

In 2004, Delphi supplied the first power sliding doors on a city car, bringing its motorized door technology to a new class of small vehicles and city drivers. This year, Delphi will be supplying more than 300,000 units a year for European applications ranging from city cars to light commercial and multi-purpose vehicles, with significant growth expected into the next decade.

The mechanical drive units for the Vito and Viano doors will be manufactured in Ponte de Sor, Portugal and the electronic control units will be manufactured at Saint Aubin du Cormier in Brittany, France.

Delphi’s portfolio of power products also includes power liftgates and power deck lids.

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