Motor Trend Car of the Year the 2014 Cadillac CTS features Johnson Controls content

Supplier provides complete seat system and battery for award-winning vehicle

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Automotive products from Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive and building industries, are featured in the award-winning 2014 Cadillac CTS, which was recently named Motor Trend’s Car of the Year.

Johnson Controls supplies the vehicle’s complete seat system, which is shipped to the automaker on a just-in-time (JIT) basis. The luxury seats are designed to deliver occupants the latest in automotive seating innovations for superior safety, comfort and style. The Cadillac CTS seats include options for front seat heat and ventilation, rear seat heat, front seat cushion thigh extender and adjustable front seat bolster and lumbar support for additional comfort. They also offer four-way adjustable head restraints, driver cushion alerts to warn of lane departure and front and rear seat side impact airbag protection.

In addition, Johnson Controls supplied the vehicle’s battery, which features Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) technology. Johnson Controls AGM batteries deliver more than three times the cycling durability of conventional technology batteries and will help to increase fuel efficiency in the CTS by taking electrical loads off the engine.

“Congratulations to the Cadillac CTS team for being recognized with the 2014 Motor Trend Car of the Year award,” said Beda Bolzenius, president of Johnson Controls Automotive Seating. “We are proud to have contributed our seating and battery expertise to this outstanding luxury vehicle.”

The 2014 Cadillac CTS was selected by Motor Trend for this honor based on its advancements in multiple categories, including: design; efficiency; engineering; performance; safety; and value.

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About Johnson Controls:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2013, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit

About Johnson Controls Automotive Experience:
Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics. We support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through our products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With 240 locations worldwide, we are where our customers need us to be. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of our products, from single components to complete interiors. With our global capability, we supply approximately 50 million cars per year.

About Johnson Controls Power Solutions
Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the global leader in lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for Start-Stop, hybrid and electric vehicles. Our 50 manufacturing, recycling and distribution centers supply more than one-third of the world’s lead-acid batteries to major automakers and aftermarket retailers.  Through our innovations we are building the advanced battery industry for hybrid and electric vehicles.  We were the first company in the world to produce lithium-ion batteries for mass-production hybrid vehicles.  Our commitment to sustainability is evidenced by our world-class technology, manufacturing and recycling capabilities.

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