AM General to Showcase Diverse International Offerings at IDEX 2013

Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:00am EST

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-- Modernized Light Tactical Vehicle, World Debut of Company's Civilian Series HUMVEE
Kit; International 205 hp Engine Upgrade and Services Business Highlighted 

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AM General, a global
leader in design, manufacture and support of light tactical military vehicles, will
showcase its innovation, global reach and diversification at the International Defence
Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) tradeshow held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition
Centre Feb. 17 - 21, 2013, booth 03-B07 in the U.S. Pavilion.

"IDEX 2013 is an exceptional venue for AM General to display its diverse range of
innovative products and services," said AM General Senior Vice President, Business
Development and Strategy, Tom Douglas. "As we continue to expand and strengthen our
partnerships in the region, we will use this opportunity to engage current and potential
customers, listen to their unique needs and offer them the most innovative, affordable
mobility solutions available today to meet their demands."

AM General Exhibit Highlights: 

Modernized Light Tactical Vehicle (MLTV) - A testament to the more than 50 years of
Light Tactical Vehicle innovation and evolution to meet the unique requirements of our
global customer base, the MLTV provides a superior advantage to customers who demand a
cost-effective, dependable tactical vehicle.  The company's expertise in armor
protection, powertrains, chassis, suspensions, systems integration and life-cycle
sustainment allows it to meet and support the unique LTV requirements our global
customers demand at an affordable price.  

Civilian (C) - Series HUMVEE - The AM General Civilian (C) -Series HUMVEE kit will make
its world debut at IDEX 2013. The company recently announced the launch of this new
program to sell civilian HUMVEE kits comprised of certain military-style HUMVEE body and
chassis components minus the powertrain.  The HUMVEE C-Series Kit will offer the best in
industry mobility technology with a host of off-road ready options, including AM
General's Central Tire Inflation System, electronic locking differentials, hardened
doors and others. 

International 205 hp Upgrade Option - AM General's International 205 Upgrade Option for
the M1100 series HMMWV family of vehicles increases the HMMWV's horsepower by ten
percent, engine torque by fifteen percent and substantially increases vehicle payload.
The International 205 Upgrade Option performance components include the 205 Optimzer
6500 V-8 diesel engine and the higher load capacity 4L85 automatic transmission with
tuned control module. Also included are improved brakes, a large, single front-mounted
air conditioning condenser, higher geared engine fan drive and a new suspension package.
 

The 205 Upgrade option package performed flawlessly in a ten-day operational test in the
Empty Quarter of the Arabia desert where temperatures routinely exceeded 50 degrees
Celsius. This test confirmed, in one of the harshest environments in the world, that the
new International 205 Upgrade Option outshines the competition in performance and
durability.

Services Parts and Logistics Operations (SPLO) - AM General representatives will be on
hand to discuss the company's award-winning, worldwide supply chain management and field
service support, dealer and technician training, advanced driver training and warranty
support. In the past year, AM General has shipped more than 4.7 million certified
line-item parts worldwide for HMMWV fleets in 21 nations in addition to U.S. armed
forces.  The company has also provided specialized instruction to more than 3,200
international students from 12 countries and has deployed its field service
representatives to 23 countries.  

AM General designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles
for commercial and military customers. AM General has more than five decades of
experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries,
supported by its employees at major facilities in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a
strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states.

Media Contact: 
Jeff Adams, +1-703-347-2276; e-mail: jeff.adams@amgeneral.com

For additional information, visit our website: 
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AM General

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