June 28, 2012

Visteon launches instrument cluster on Honda's new scooter in Indonesia

Global automotive supplier Visteon Corporation recently launched an electronic instrument cluster on Honda's new scooter model, the VarioTechno 125 PGM-FI, in Indonesia.

The entry-level instrument cluster is the first product manufactured at
PT Astra Visteon Indonesia, a joint-venture of Visteon and PT Astra Otoparts, Tbk, based in Citeureup, Bogor. The instrument cluster was designed to meet the rigorous demands of the Indonesian landscape, while providing manufacturers a content-rich product that can be customised for different models.

"We are proud to be a part of Honda's two-wheeler expansion in the Indonesian market," said Hiroaki Kishita, President Director of PT Astra Visteon Indonesia. "With the successful launch of the instrument cluster on the Honda VarioTechno 125 PGM-FI, PT Astra Visteon Indonesia is poised to bring quality products to the world's third largest motorcycle market, while also meeting growing demand in the passenger vehicle market."

To address the challenging requirements of two-wheeler mobility in Indonesia, Visteon developed an instrument cluster with robust mechanical and electrical design features to withstand various demands. By incorporating a single, easy-to-read analog speedometer, drivers receive important information quickly from the 2.5-inch digital LCD display, which is considered unique in this economic two-wheeler class. The use of high-impact lighting technology enables the motorist to read instrument indicators easily in all light conditions. These features are further enhanced by the 3-D chaplets and silver painted mask that give the cluster an overall dynamic and sporty appearance.

As an integral part of a series of two-wheeler instrument clusters, Visteon engineering teams in Japan and India customised the product to meet Honda's requirements for state-of-the-art functionality and styling. Leveraging the flexibility of a common platform, experienced engineers and localized components, Visteon achieved cost efficiencies that resulted in a quality product at a competitive price.

"With the launch of the instrument cluster on the Honda new scooter, Visteon has expanded its manufacturing footprint for electronics products in one of the world's fastest-growing markets," said Steve Meszaros, Visteon Product Group President.


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