Tenneco Inc. (ticker: TEN, exchange: New York Stock Exchange)
May 17, 2019
DRIV™ TO SUPPLY MONROE INTELLIGENT SUSPENSION TECHNOLOGY ON 2020 TOYOTA GR SUPRA SPORTS COUPE
Lake Forest, Illinois, May 17, 2019 – DRiVTM, a Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) business and leading global aftermarket and ride performance supplier, has announced that advanced suspension technology from its Monroe® Intelligent Suspension portfolio is included on the fifth-generation, 2020 Toyota GR Supra sports coupe. The company’s Continuously Variable Semi-Active (CVSAe) suspension technology will be featured on the coupe, which will be available for sale in spring 2019.
Based on a triple-tube design, CVSAe suspension technology continuously senses road and driving conditions and independently adjusts each damper in real time for a superior ride performance. Each shock features an externally mounted electronic CES8700 valve from Öhlins (a DRiV™ company) that connects to a central electronic control unit (ECU) that can realign damping settings every 10 milliseconds to achieve optimal ride comfort and control.
“CVSAe technology is a proven, leading-edge solution engineered to ensure drivers experience maximum comfort and enjoyment behind the wheel,” said Neville Rudd, senior vice president and general manager, OE shocks and struts, DRiV. “This advanced solution is designed to achieve the optimal balance of performance, comfort and control, helping OEMs to differentiate vehicle ride and handling characteristics in an increasingly competitive market.”
DRiV is a leader in advanced ride performance systems for OE applications. The company produces CVSAe suspension systems at its manufacturing facility in Ermua, Spain.
About Monroe® Intelligent Suspension:
CVSAe is part of the Monroe® Intelligent Suspension portfolio, which includes selective suspension solutions (Dual Mode) and semi-active solutions with external valve (CVSAe), and two independent valves (CVSA2). The portfolio also includes Kinetic® for pitch and roll control.
Visit www.monroeintelligentsuspension.com for more information.
About DRiVTM - the future Aftermarket and Ride Performance Company
Following Tenneco’s expected separation to form two new, independent companies, an Aftermarket and Ride Performance company (DRiV) as well as a new Powertrain Technology company, DRiV will be one of the largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket companies, and one of the largest global OE ride performance and braking companies. DRiV’s principal product brands will feature Monroe®, Öhlins® Walker®, Clevite®Elastomers, MOOG®, Fel-Pro®, Wagner®, Ferodo®, Champion® and others. DRiV would have 2018 pro-forma revenues of $6.4 billion, with 54% of those revenues from aftermarket and 46% from original equipment customers.
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