COMUNICADO: Johnson Controls Develops and Manufactures the Seats and Overhead System for the New Chrysler Jeep Commander

Actualizado 22/06/2006 13:38:12 CET

BURSCHEID, Germany, June 22 /PRNewswire/ --

-- Greater Flexibility for the Chrysler Jeep Commander

With the new Chrysler Jeep Commander, the whole family can look forward to off-road tours, because it has three rows of seats that can accommodate up to seven persons simultaneously. The seats have been developed by Johnson Controls, one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive interior systems, electronics and batteries. A special mechanism has been integrated into the seats of a Jeep for the first time making access to the third row particularly easy and comfortable. Besides this, the SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) is also suitable for transporting large and bulky items. With just one simple hand movement, the two rear seat rows can be completely folded away to produce an extended, flat cargo area.

The long version of the new Grand Cherokee, called the Commander, is the first Jeep with up to seven seats. Aside from the variability of the seats - extending from the all-electric operation with memory function to seat trim covers in fabric, leather or premium leather - a special mechanism in the second row enables effortless access into the third row and additional storage space. A single lever allows the three backrests of the 40-20-40-split second row of seats to be folded forward onto the seat cushions. An integral spring invisible from both sides raises the rear seat cushion against the front seat for smooth entry to the third row. Not only comfort but also the safety of passengers in the third row of seats played an important role for us in the development process. The company has incorporated a release lever into the rear of the backrest to make exiting easier for these passengers.

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Further information is available from:
Johnson Controls GmbH
Automotive Group
Industriestrasse 20-30
51399 Burscheid
Astrid Schafmeister
Tel.: +49-2174-65-3189
Fax: +49-2174-65-3219
Ina Longwitz
Tel.: +49-2174-65-4343

Johnson Controls is a global leader in interior experience, building efficiency and power solutions.The company provides innovative automotive interiors that help make driving more comfortable, safe and enjoyable. For buildings, it offers products and services that optimise energy use and improve comfort and security. Johnson Controls' automotive product portfolio also includes seating systems, instrument panels/cockpits, door and overhead systems, interior electronics and electrical energy management.The company also provides batteries for automobiles and hybrid electric vehicles, along with systems engineering and service expertise. Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), founded in 1885, is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The European headquarters is in Burscheid, Germany. For additional information, please visit

Johnson Controls GmbH, Automotive Group, Industriestrasse 20-30 51399 Burscheid. Astrid Schafmeister, Tel.: +49-2174-65-3189, Fax: +49-2174-65-3219, E-mail: Ina Longwitz, Tel.: +49-2174-65-4343, E-mail:

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