LAKE FOREST, Ill. (July 29, 2015) — Tenneco Inc. is supplying clean air technologies on the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize truck platform.
The global supplier of clean air and ride performance products and systems is providing the entire exhaust system for both the 4- and 6-cylinder truck engine platforms, which are currently in production.
Lake Forest-based 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 that improves overall engine performance by placing the converter closer to the engine, according to Tenneco. Additionally, the company's 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. The company produces the converters at its manufacturing facility in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, with final assembly at its Smithville, Tenn., plant.
Tenneco designs, manufactures and markets products and systems for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket under the principal brand names Monroe, Walker, XNOx and CleviteElastomer.