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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE

JUNE 13, 2005

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Suppliers to the new Volkswagen Golf Plus Volkswagen’s Golf Plus – a high-roof version of Europe’s top-seller – is one of 15 new vehicles available with optional adaptive front lighting from German supplier Hella (the others include the BMW 5 series, Opel Astra and Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport). Heat and sound management ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEM: MAGNETI MARELLI

ABS/ESC: CONTINENTAL TEVES

A/C COMPRESSOR: SANDEN

AIR CONDITIONING LINES: MANULI

specialist Carcoustics International of Leverkusen, Germany, has a high level of responsibility for soundproofing and insulating the Golf Plus’ engine bay. Carcoustics delivers engine encapsulation, heat shielding and dashboard insulation to the car. It supplies those same parts to the CAR NAVIGATION, PARK ASSIST: BOSCH

CAN-CAN GATEWAY: CONTITEMIC

WINDSHIELD: SAINT-GOBAIN SEKURIT

SUN VISOR: INTIER

STEERING COLUMN: THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA

Volkswagen group’s other vehicles built on the company’s PQ35 platform. These include the Skoda Octavia, Seat Altea and Audi A3. The Golf Plus is assembled at VW’s German plants in Wolfsburg and Mosel. VW aims to sell about 150,000 units of the car a year. – Alex Graham REAR DOME LAMP: CML INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

ELECTRONIC MULTIPURPOSE MODULE: APAG ELEKTRONIK

CENTER HIGH-MOUNTED BRAKE LIGHT: FER

INTEGRAL ENGINE ENCAPSULATION: CARCOUSTICS

PACKAGE TRAY: FAURECIA ALL BRAKE LINES: TI AUTOMOTIVE

FUEL FILTER: UFI FILTERS

STAMPINGS: FLEX-N-GATE

CAMSHAFTS: THYSSENKRUPP

ELECTROCOAT: BASF

CAM COVER MODULES: ELRINGKLINGER

BUMPERS: PEGUFORM

VALVE COVER MODULE: CR ELASTOMERE

EGR: MODINE

ENGINE VALVE SPRINGS: MUBEA

15-, 16-INCH ALLOY WHEELS: BORBET GROUP

PARKING HEATER: WEBASTO PISTONS AND RINGS FOR DIESEL ENGINES: FEDERAL-MOGUL

MAGNETIC ENCODER FOR ABS: PAULSTRA

INTAKE MANIFOLD FOR 1.6-LITER FSI ENGINE: MANN + HUMMEL

TIRES: PIRELLI

BALANCE SHAFT DAMPER: LUK

PASSENGER SEAT SENSOR FOR SEAT BELT REMINDER: IEE

DOUBLE CLUTCH MODULE: BORGWARNER

CARPET MODULE: HP PELZER

ENGINE MOUNT: VIBRACOUSTIC CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER: FTE

POWER WINDOW REGULATORS: BROSE

HEAT SHIELDS: LYDALL GERHARDI

FRONT SIDE AIRBAG: TRW AUTOMOTIVE

OIL MODULE FILTER ON 2.0-LITER TDI ENGINE: SOGEFI FILTER DIVISION

BATTERY: MOLL, VARTA

REAR WINDSHIELD: AGC AUTOMOTIVE EUROPE

OPTIONAL BI-XENON HEADLAMPS WITH DYNAMIC BEND LIGHTING MODULE: HELLA

ELECTRIC POWER STEERING: ZF LENKSYSTEME

FRONT BRAKE PADS: HONEYWELL FRICTION MATERIALS

DOOR HINGES: EDSCHA

DOOR RELEASE CABLE: DURA

UNDERBODY AIR DEFLECTORS: A RAYMOND

INTERIOR MIRROR COVERS: BORSCHEID + WENIG

D/C stresses its American-ness WASHINGTON, D.C. – To counter fears that the US government may introduce measures to protect its domestic auto industry, DaimlerChrysler put on a big show here called “Impact on America.” The German-American company aimed to impress hundreds of policy-makers and opinion shapers with D/C’s importance to the US economy and society, despite its mixed parentage. The three-day exhibition, sympo-

sium and celebration was held June 6 to 8 for public officials and the media. It was “a demonstration of the full scope of DaimlerChrysler and its commitment to the United States,” said Dennis Fitzgibbons, the company’s executive director of public policy. D/C joins other non-US automakers concerned about being placed at a competitive disadvantage by subtle changes in laws, regulations and attitudes that benefit US companies.

Toyota features its US plants and workers in its advertising in the US. DaimlerChrysler is especially sensitive to that threat. The 1998 merger of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler Corp. often is described as a German takeover of a US company.

Broad portfolio Fitzgibbons describes the company’s motives this way: DaimlerChrysler’s auto brands are well-known. But, he said, policy-

UNDERBODY COVER FASTENING: EMHART TEKNOLOGIES

Suppliers wanted If you are a supplier and have questions or want your information considered for our cutaway features, contact Alex Graham at automotivenews@autobusiness.co.uk

More than Rams, 300s makers are less aware of DaimlerChrysler’s business units that make and sell large commercial trucks, school buses, fire engines and other emergency vehicles. DaimlerChrysler’s US revenues of about $100 billion (about E80.2 billion) a year amount to 1 percent of US gross domestic product, Fitzgibbons said. The company plans $40 billion in US investment over the next five years, he said. – Harry Stoffer

DaimlerChrysler’s North American employment level by business unit Chrysler group: 92,000 Commercial vehicles (mainly Freightliner): 22,000 Mercedes-Benz (US plant in Alabama): 2,200 Services (mainly vehicle finance): 5,500 Automotive sales organization: 2,600 Other: 2,300 Total: 126,600 (101,400 in US) Source: Company

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