BRUSSELS, Belgium ((Nov. 17, 2014) — Volvo Car Group has chosen Tenneco Inc.'s continuously variable semi-active suspension (CVSAe) as a standard feature on its limited run XC90 First Edition seven-seat SUV.
CVSAe dampers enhance the comfort and handling of a vehicle's ride by continuously adjusting all four shock absorbers up to 100 times per second to changing road conditions and dynamic driving situations like cornering, lane changes, acceleration and braking, according to Lake Forest, Ill.-based Tenneco. The dampers can be switched from standard to sport or comfort mode at any time to match driver preferences for a more comfortable, more dynamic or more sporty ride.
Volvo was the first car maker to introduce Tenneco's Monroe-brand electronic damping technology as standard on its S60R and V70R performance models in 2002. Sandro Paparelli, Tenneco vice president and general manager, Ride Performance Europe, said the company's relationship with Volvo “has continued through many subsequent models and generations and we are honored to have been chosen to supply the prestigious XC90 First Edition.”