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Tenneco Supplies Semi-Active Suspension Technology On New Infiniti Q50 And Q60 Sports Coupe

March 30, 2016

Lake Forest, Illinois, March 30,  2016 – Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) announced today that Infiniti  is launching Tenneco´s continuously variable semi-active suspension (CVSAe) technology on its 2016 Q50 sedan and all-new Q60 coupe as part of the vehicle’s Dynamic Digital Suspension system (DSS).  The Infiniti DSS system gives drivers the option of adjusting the feel and handling of their ride by selecting comfort, sport or sport plus driving modes.

CVSAe, part of the Monroe® Intelligent Suspension portfolio, adjusts to changing road conditions in real time.  It continuously senses the road and driving conditions and adjusts the suspension within milliseconds, offering enhanced ride comfort with outstanding dynamic response. 

“We are delighted to add Infiniti, a global premium brand, to our growing list of customers who want to partner with Tenneco to differentiate their ride performance with advanced electronic suspension systems,” said Enrique Orta, Tenneco senior vice president, Ride Performance. “Our Monroe® Intelligent Suspension portfolio continues to gain traction with the world’s vehicle manufacturers with a full range of electronic technology options.”

Infiniti is the first Japanese luxury brand to choose CVSAe dampers.   CVSAe for the Infiniti Q50 and Q60 are being produced at Tenneco‘s manufacturing facility in Ermua, Spain.  The vehicles are being assembled at Nissan’s Tochigi manufacturing plant in Japan.

About Monroe® Intelligent Suspension

CVSAe is part of the Monroe® Intelligent Suspension portfolio, which includes adaptive suspension solutions (Dual Mode) for compact cars and semi-active solutions with external valve (CVSAe), internal valve (CVSAi) and two independent valves (CVSA2) for mid-range and higher-end cars. The portfolio also includes CVSA2/Kinetic® and ACOCAR® active suspension solutions for premium luxury cars, high-end sports cars and SUVs with off-road capability. Visit for more information.

About Tenneco

Tenneco is an $8.2 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 30,000 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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