Tenneco Clean Air Technologies Featured on 2015 Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon Trucks
Lake Forest, Illinois, July 28, 2015 - Tenneco (NYSE: TEN), a global supplier of clean air and ride control products and systems announced that it is supplying clean air technologies on the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize truck platform. Tenneco is supplying the entire exhaust system for both the 4- and 6-cylinder truck engine platforms, which are currently in production.
Tenneco supplies the converter and muffler on both engine platforms, as well as the resonator on the 6-cylinder engine. The exhaust system features hollow rod hangers to enable a lighter weight design and a close-coupled converter configuration, which improves overall engine performance by placing the converter closer to the engine. Additionally, Tenneco engineers were able to commonize the muffler designs between the 4- and 6-cylinder engines for reduced part complexity.
“Tenneco’s clean air technologies specifically address the weight and fuel economy demands of this exciting truck platform,” said Greg Sibley, vice president and general manager, Tenneco North America Clean Air. “We are pleased to partner with Chevrolet and GMC to develop a truck that offers best-in-class V6 highway efficiency and horsepower for its customers.”
Product engineering and testing for the Colorado/Canyon exhaust system was conducted at Tenneco’s global clean air engineering center in Grass Lake, Mich. Tenneco produces the converters at its manufacturing facility in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, with final assembly at the company’s Smithville, Tennessee facility.
Tenneco is an $8.4 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 29,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air and ride performance products and systems for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket. Tenneco’s principal brand names are Monroe®, Walker®, XNOx™ and Clevite®Elastomer.
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