Clarion Corporation of America Ranks Highest in J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Vehicle Multimedia Quality and Satisfaction Study

Detroit, MI (August 11, 2006) – Clarion Corporation of America, a global leader in the mobile electronics industry, received the industry’s highest quality award by J.D. Power and Associates for the AM/FM/ Multi CD Changer radio segment of the 2006 Vehicle Multimedia Quality and Satisfaction Study.

Clarion supplies the industry’s highest quality AM/FM/ Multi CD Changer radio to more than seven vehicle models in the North American market. The Clarion system ranks the highest in this segment with an overall score of 6.1 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100), well below the industry standard number of reported problems in this segment (The lower the PP100 reported number, the higher the product quality).

The J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Multimedia Quality and Satisfaction Study measures owner experiences with the quality, design satisfaction and features of automotive multimedia systems in new vehicles. This study released on August 3, is based on responses from 63,607 owners of new 2006 model year vehicles.

Clarion Company Ltd., the parent company of Clarion Corporation of America, supplies numerous radios and multimedia systems to vehicles sold around the world. This study demonstrates that Clarion radios provide vehicle owners with excellent satisfaction and very few quality problems. Clarion has set the benchmark for quality in this multimedia segment.

“We are extremely proud to be ranked highest by J.D. Power and Associates,” said Matt Matsuda, President of Clarion Corporation of America. “This signifies our accomplishment of our continuous goal: Striving to produce and deliver high quality products that exceed customer satisfaction requirements. Clarion prides itself on introducing innovative products that are easy-to-use, our products offer the ultimate Human, Mobile, Music, Media Interface.”

About Clarion

Clarion Corporation of America has its headquarters in Gardena, California and is a subsidiary of Tokyo based Clarion Company Ltd. ranked among the top 100 Global OEM Suppliers by Automotive News. Clarion, an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940, is positioned as the number one independent car audio manufacturer. Clarion conducts research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of vehicle entertainment, navigation, communications and security products for the automotive and recreational vehicle environments. Clarion has over 9,500 employees worldwide and 24 factories in 10 countries, with marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the Web at

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