LAKE FOREST, Ill. (Feb. 12, 2016) — Clean air and ride performance products and systems producer Tenneco Inc. is supplying the emission control system on the new 2016 Lexus RX luxury crossover platform, currently in production.
Lake Forest-based Tenneco said it is supplying both hot- and cold-end components, including the front pipe assembly, Y-pipe, underbody converter, muffler and tailpipe assemblies.
“We're pleased to partner with Lexus on the successful launch of their next-generation RX platform,” said Mike Seurynck, Tenneco vice president and general manager, North America Clean Air. “Our clean air system showcases Tenneco's advanced process technology including laser-welded mufflers, which help to reduce weight and enable improved vehicle packaging.”
Product engineering and development was conducted by Tenneco working closely with Toyota Motor Corp. engineering locally in Japan. Tenneco produces the emission control system at its manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ontario, with final vehicle assembly at Lexus' plant, which also is located in Cambridge.