- Commences deliveries of Hybrid Car Systems.
- Established a joint venture HCX Corporation with Clarion Co., Ltd. and Xanavi Informatics. Corporation.
- Invested additional capital in Xanavi Informatics for transformation into a wholly-owned subsidiary.
- Sagami works (then TOKICO, Ltd.) acquired ISO14001 certification.
- Launched the production of world's first direct injectors for battery drive type.
- Fukushima Works (then TOKICO, Ltd.) acquired ISO 14001 certification.
- Commercialized a map/route distribution service system for in-vehicle information terminals using mobile phones, which was the world's first service system of this kind.
- Launched the mass-production of world's first electric-powered 4WD systems.
- Established Hitachi Automotive Products (Suzhou), Ltd. in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China.
- Invests additional capital into Unisia Jecs Corporation, making it a wholly owned subsidiary, and changes company name to Hitachi Unisia Automotive, Ltd.
- Low ﾎｼ road test courses were constructed in Sawa Works.
- Automotive Products was renamed Automotive Systems.
- Established Hitachi Automotive Systems Europe GmbH as a R&D and sales company for electromechanical products, Bayern, Germany.
- Established Hitachi Automotive Systems Europe GmbH - Sachsen works, in Sachsen, Germany.
- Established Hitachi Highly Automotive Products (Shanghai), Ltd. in Shanghai, China
- Acquired ISO/TS16949 certification, which is an integrated automotive industries product quality system standards of European countries based on QS9000.
- Establishes Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd. to develop and manufacture lithium-ion secondary batteries for hybrid electric vehicles.
- NAS battery introduction/operation was commenced in Sawa Works.
- TOKICO and Hitachi Unisia Automotive merge with Hitachi Ltd.
- Acquires a 14.52 % stake in Clarion Co., Ltd., resulting in Hitachi Ltd. being the largest shareholder.
- Commenced the operation of Guangzhou Hitachi Unisia Automotive Parts, Co., Ltd, in China.
- Concluded a comprehensive business ties agreement regarding CIS business with Clarion Co., Ltd.
- Established CIS Division as a business department of in-vehicle information terminal.
- Completes construction of Tokachi Test Course in Hokkaido, Japan.
- Succeeded in the development of a grip-type finger vein authentication technology that enables personal identification just by holding a door knob.
- Acquired the whole stock of Hitachi Mobile Co., Ltd, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary.
- Unisia North America, Inc. was merged with Hitachi Automotive Products (USA), Inc.
- TOKICO (USA)'s sales department (Detroit office) and repair parts department (Los Angeles office) were merged with Hitachi Automotive Products (USA), Inc.
- Clarion becomes a consolidated subsidiary after Hitachi Ltd. acquires a 63.3 % stake.
- Transferred the stock of Xanavi Informatics Corporation to Clarion Co., Ltd., resulting in being a wholly owned subsidiary of Clarion.
- Achieved one hundred million units in cumulative production of airflow sensors.
- Unico Corporation, Unitas Corporation, and TOKICO SOFTSANGYO Ltd. were consolidated to establish HiAS Corporation.
- Released a commercial vehicle navigation system "Solid Navi" with high durability and business communication functionality, which is the first product to be developed through collaboration of Hitachi and Clarion.
- Succeeded in the development of a wheel-integrated finger vein authentication technology that enables personal identification just by holding a steering wheel of an automobile.
- HCX Corporation was merged with Clarion Group as an effort to restructure and strengthen subsidiaries toward reinforcement the business of in-vehicle information systems.
- Unisia JKC Steering System Corporation and Niigata Technos Co., Ltd. were consolidated.
- Released an electronic map conversion/distribution service system that uses the technology of map data difference updating to enable prompt updating of the latest map information.
- CIS Division acquired TS16949/ISO9001 certification.
- Gunma Works achieved class-3 accident-free record.
- Commences deliveries of Stereo Cameras.
- Sawa Works achieved class-5 accident-free record.
- Small compressor business was transferred to Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
- Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. was established by the split-off of Automotive Systems from Hitachi, Ltd.