Visteon goes to China

Automotive supplier Visteon has formed a joint venture with China’s third-largest automaker, ChangAn.

The so-called Chongqing ChangAn Visteon Engine Control Systems company will design and develop engine management systems as well as build electronic control units, air-induction systems, intake manifolds and various powertrain components.

The JV will support ChangAn Ford and ChangAn, particularly in the minivan and low-end passenger car segments, as well serving other automotive and motorcycle manufacturers in China.

The partnership between Visteon and ChangAn follows Visteon’s recent announcement of three strategic ventures: the acquisition of Jiangsu Toppower Automotive Electronics and automotive instrument supplier Yanfeng Visteon Betung Automotive Instrumentation and a joint venture with automotive lighting supplier Visteon TYC Auto Lamps.