Tenneco Inc. has announced that its CVSA2 semi-active suspension technology, a cornerstone of its Monroe Intelligent Suspension portfolio and originally developed for the sports car market, has been adapted for use in SUV and off-road applications with several new performance-enhancing upgrade options.
The CVSA2 suspension system for SUVs is scalable to Tenneco’s new Kinetic H2 roll-control and Kinetic X2 pitch-control technologies, designed to greatly improve SUV on and off-road performance and comfort by reducing the impact of cornering, accelerating and braking on vehicle roll and pitch motions.
In addition, the system is available with new four-corner hydraulic lifting solutions with independent hydraulic spring seats for variable height and level control, delivering benefits such as improved ground clearance during off-road driving, easier ingress for passengers, load change compensation and reduced frontal height and aerodynamic drag during on-highway driving.
“Our innovative CVSA2 suspension system offers many benefits for OEMs, including scalability and a highly flexible tuning range, while also providing superior handling, stability and on-road comfort for drivers,” said Martin Hendricks, president, Ride Performance, Tenneco. “By adapting this solution for SUV applications and adding enhancements like our advanced Kinetic roll- and pitch-control technologies, we can offer consumers the best possible balance between performance and driving comfort as we pursue the perfect ride.”
When upgraded to the CVSA2/ Kinetic H2 roll-control system, SUV drivers benefit from improved corner stability, better handling, reduced head-toss and increased comfort. During off-road use, the system manages wheel load distribution and allows for increased wheel travel, improving terrain handling, vehicle stability and traction.