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TRW Strengthens Position In Growing SUV Market In China

Apr 20, 2015

SHANGHAI, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Stand 5BJ211, Hall 5.2, Auto Shanghai -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) is using its Auto Shanghai exhibit stand as a platform to showcase its range of automotive safety technologies launching on several sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in China – the fastest growing vehicle segment in the region.

TRW recently launched a full suite of automotive safety systems on the GAC GS5 Super/GA6 including electric park brake (EPB), driver airbag, seat belts, steering wheels  and airbag control units, and on the Ford Kuga which features TRW's electrically powered steering belt drive (EPS-BD.

A number of SUVs are also being unveiled at the show with content from TRW such as Great Wall's Haval H7 featuring TRW's EPS-BD and seat belts, the Haval H9 with TRW's EPB, Changan's CS35 with TRW's EPS Column Drive (EPS-CD) system and the CS75 with TRW's EPB,  and the new Jeep Renegade which is fitted with TRW's integrated EPB, electronic stability control (ESC), EPS-CD, passenger and side airbags and seat belts.

James Guo, vice president of sales for TRW in China commented: "China has embraced the sport utility vehicle with consumers enjoying more space, height and performance capabilities. It's the fastest growing segment in China with sales expected to triple between 2011 and 2020[1].

"We're working closely with our customers to ensure that these vehicles have the advanced automotive safety content that consumers want and the highest level of performance and comfort. From braking and steering to electronics and occupant safety systems, TRW has the full active and passive portfolio to meet vehicle manufacturer safety requirements.

"With 22 dedicated facilities in China including TRW's largest technical center, we have the right footprint and technical support to swiftly provide solutions within shorter development cycles commonplace," concluded Guo.

About TRW

With 2014 sales of $17.5 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 24 countries and employs approximately 65,000 people worldwide.  TRW Automotive products include integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems, braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, occupant safety systems (seat belts and airbags), electronics, fastening systems and aftermarket replacement parts and services.  All references to "TRW Automotive", "TRW" or the "Company" in this press release refer to TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries, unless otherwise indicated.  TRW Automotive news is available on the internet at www.trw.com.

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[1] Research from McKinsey: "A perspective on China's auto market in 2020"

SOURCE TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

For further information: Louise Colledge / TRW Automotive, (44) 121.506.5317 / louise.colledge@trw.com; Nicole Liu / Wiz Kreative, (86) 186.2775.2661 / Nicole@wizkreative.com


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