Delphi Sees 240% Increase in Power Products Business

Delphi Automotive Systems (NYSE: DPH) recently signed additional production contracts for its new Power Liftgate system. The company continues to experience strong market acceptance, with sales bookings increased over 240% for its portfolio of power products. Delphi recently obtained commitments from two major automakers for Power Liftgates and Power Sliding Doors, valued at an estimated $350 million for the life of the contracts. Other details of the agreements remain confidential.

Delphi Automotive Systems is uniquely positioned to offer comfort and convenience enhancements through its family of power products. "These products are another example of how Delphi is helping our customers differentiate their vehicles in the marketplace," said James A. Bertrand, Delphi Interior Systems president. "They're innovative, it's exciting, and they are going to be in high demand in the market."

The Delphi Power Liftgate is operated through an interior switch or remote keyless entry device. Its modular design saves the OEM assembly time and reduces handling costs. An innovative cinching mechanism ensures proper seal and lid fit each and every time.

The power sliding door revolutionized the North American minivan market with its introduction in 1993 and is now recognized as an industry standard for passenger van convenience. The technology is currently available on a number of major automakers' vehicles. Delphi's Power Sliding Door offers unprecedented ease of access. Simple activation of a remote keyless entry or any remote switch located within the vehicle's interior will open or close the system, providing controlled opening, closing, reversibility, and remote activation. The door can also be operated manually at any time.

"Similar to North America, we see a clear trend in Europe toward power sliding doors in commercial and passenger vans," said Bertrand. "We are continuing to work with several other European OEMs to introduce this product on their vehicles in the near future."

Delphi's Power Products are designed to give consumers a new level of convenience and safety and are easily incorporated into any vehicle's design. Other products available include power adjustable pedals; rear compartment lids with automatic power opening and closing; and electronic sliding glass for rear window applications on pickup trucks.

Multi-national Delphi Automotive Systems, with headquarters in Troy, Mich., USA, Paris, Tokyo and Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a world leader in transportation and mobile electronics components and systems technology. Delphi's three business sectors -- Dynamics & Propulsion; Safety, Thermal & Electrical Architecture; and Electronics & Mobile Communication -- provide comprehensive product solutions to complex customer needs. Delphi has approximately 213,000 employees and operates 176 wholly owned manufacturing sites, 41 joint ventures, 53 customer centers and sales offices and 30 technical centers in 38 countries. Delphi can be found on the Internet at www.delphiauto.com .