Faurecia showcases new innovation trends at the 2012 LA Auto Show

      Faurecia showcases new innovation trends at the 2012 LA Auto Show

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --At the 2012 LA Auto Show, Faurecia
reveals that cars and trucks soon will become an integral part of the
consumer's persona, with a range of trendsetting opportunities for vehicle
owners:

  oSeat backs, cushions and headrests move with the driver as the body
    changes position and the vehicle climbs, descends, turns and accelerates.
  oDrivers and passengers will be not only more digitally connected than ever
    before but also more cocooned in comfort, with a score of massage zones in
    a seat that serves as a high-tech office, entertainment system and spa.
  oPersonalized fashion statements will be declared with interior fashion
    themes inspired by five "Trendset Cities" around the globe.
  oLightweight carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics will make the entire vehicle
    lighter on its feet and more resilient to the rigors of the road to offer
    a more efficient and reassuring drive.
  oHybrid vehicles will produce a warm and comforting interior more rapidly
    on cold mornings with an exceptionally efficient exhaust heat recovery
    device.

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Visitors can discover how the latest technology will reshape the way that
owners relate to their vehicles during press days Nov. 28-29 at Faurecia's
exhibit in the South Hall, Upper Level Lobby of the LA Convention Center.
Among the Faurecia achievements exhibited at the show are:

  oUrban Rhythm Seat: A thin seat incorporating responsive thermoplastic
    surfaces that adjust to the occupant's body size, shape and posture. Urban
    Rhythm relies on a compliant plastic seatback, cushion and headrest that
    work in orchestrated fashion to keep occupants comfortable and protect
    from whiplash.
  oOasis Seat: For the chauffeured traveler, a luxurious customized personal
    space with separate positions for working, entertainment and relaxation;
    offering surround-sound speakers in the headrest, HMI touch and gesture
    controls, and 20 massage cells from neck to calf, all demonstrated on
    screen. 
  o"Trendset Cities" from Collections by Faurecia: Interior styling themes
    inspired by Paris, Berlin, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Seoul are translated
    to different materials, colors, patterns and grains that can be assembled
    in millions of combinations, plus a new sustainable approach using
    Faurecia's wood-fiber based Ligneco.
  oExhaust Heat Recovery Manifold: Co-developed with Ford Motor Company, the
    EHRM integrates the heat-recovery function directly into the exhaust
    manifold. The EHRM heats up a hybrid vehicle's passenger compartment as
    much as 50 percent faster than configurations where this system is not
    employed, so the vehicle can switch from its gas-burning thermal engine to
    its electric powertrain earlier, reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
    The EHRM is assembled using Faurecia's brazing technology, which enables
    thinner materials to be used, while providing higher quality and better
    durability.
  oCarbon-Composite Structures: Faurecia's carbon composite rear deck lid
    surround for Aston Martin slashes the weight of the structure from 15.2
    lbs for the fiberglass version to just 7.9 lbs. Faurecia's carbon-fiber
    product is 50 percent lighter than a conventional steel surround and 15
    percent lighter than aluminum.

"At the 2012 LA Auto Show, Faurecia innovations present an orchestrated array
of seating, interior decor, efficient emissions management and exterior
materials with unprecedented levels of personal customization, comfort and
sustainability," said Faurecia North America President Mike Heneka. "With
brand-new ways to look at the automobile's design, content and functionality,
Faurecia shows how we will drive, work, communicate and play in our next new
car."

About Faurecia

Faurecia is the world's sixth-largest automotive supplier with four key
Business Groups: Automotive Seating, Emissions Control Technologies, Interior
Systems and Automotive Exteriors. In 2011, the Group posted sales of $22.5
billion. Faurecia employs 84,000 people in 33 countries at 270 sites and 40
R&D centers. Faurecia is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris exchange.

In North America, Faurecia had sales of $4.8 billion in 2011. It employs more
than 17,000 people at 45 production sites and technical and customer centers.

Connect with Faurecia North America at www.facebook.com/faureciaNA,
www.twitter.com/faurecia_NA, and www.pinterest.com/faureciaNA.

Visit us also at www.FaureciaLAAutoShow.com.

SOURCE Faurecia

Website: http://www.FaureciaLAAutoShow.com
Contact: US/Canada, Stacie Tong, Faurecia North America, Director,
Communications, +1-248-207-8842, stacie.tong@faurecia.com; or Jenn Korail,
Airfoil, +1-586-202-4392, korail@airfoilpr.com; or Mexico, Allan Diaz,
Alterpraxis, +52 (55) 5985-7820 x33, allan.diaz@alterpraxis.com.mx; or
International, Olivier Le Friec, Faurecia Group, Manager, Media Relations, +33
6 76 87 30 17, olivier.lefriec@faurecia.com