Controlling air flow for enhanced performance and comfort.
Located in the front end of the vehicle, Valeo’s Active Grill Shutter controls and adjusts air flow to improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics and thermal performance using a system of controlled shutters. Its design has been optimized for air circulation and watertightness.
Most vehicles are designed with air inlets that allow for effective thermal management in extreme conditions such as in very hot weather or with a heavy engine load. The air that circulates beneath the hood reduces aerodynamic performance. So Valeo has designed the Active Grill Shutter: integrated into the front-end module of the vehicle, it varies air distribution by opening and closing in line with the real thermal needs of the vehicle.
In ordinary driving conditions, the shutters are closed to reduce vehicle consumption and improve thermal and acoustic comfort.