Tenneco Expands Its Semi-Active Suspension Technology Market To North American SUV Market
Waterford, Mich., June 29, 2017 - Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN), a leading global supplier of Clean Air and Ride Performance products and systems, is expanding its portfolio of continuously variable semi-active suspension (CVSA) technology to the North American sport utility vehicle market. The technology, which has been launched on more than 40 vehicle models globally, offers customers more precisely tuned ride handling and comfort.
“With SUVs and light trucks accounting for more than 60 percent of vehicle sales in North America, it presents an ideal opportunity to expand electronic suspension technology to this important market segment,” said Ben Patel, vice president and chief technology officer, Tenneco. “Consumers expect the same comfort, control and refinement in the ride and handling of SUVs as they find in today’s leading sedans. Tenneco’s proven CVSA solutions meet these expectations without compromising ride comfort for handling.”
CVSA technology is part of the Monroe® Intelligent Suspension portfolio. It is designed to adjust to changing road conditions in real time, continuously sensing the road and driving conditions and adjusting the damper within milliseconds, offering enhanced ride comfort with outstanding dynamic response. CVSAe utilizes an externally mounted electronic valve that independently adjusts the damper’s compression performance in real time for a more comfortable and controlled ride. CVSA2 features two electro-hydraulic valves that control the damper’s rebound and compression motions independently, delivering a larger tuning range for even higher levels of comfort and control.
About Monroe® Intelligent Suspension
The Monroe® Intelligent Suspension portfolio includes:
Dual Mode, selective suspension solution
DRiV, adaptive suspension solution
CVSA, continuously variable suspension solution
Kinetic, active roll control solution
ACOCAR® active suspension technology
Visit www.monroeintelligentsuspension.com for more information.
Tenneco is an $8.6 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 31,000 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®Elastomers.
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