MONROE, Mich. — Tenneco Inc. has added 39 part numbers to its Monroe Quick-Strut line of replacement strut assemblies, bringing to 286 the number of new parts the company has debuted in 2018, just 10 fewer than the record 296 it introduced last year.
The replacement strut assemblies cover an additional 2.3 million vehicles in operation. The new part numbers — 17 of which offer exclusive market coverage — are engineered to restore like-new control, comfort and handling in 71 import and two domestic applications.
Tenneco's family of Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies includes nearly 1,000 part numbers.
Adam Richardson, senior product manager, Tenneco North America Aftermarket, said "Tenneco's aggressive expansion of the Quick-Strut product line is reflective of the growing popularity of these quality- and performance-tested assemblies among our customers."
The products, assembled at Tenneco's North America Aftermarket ride control facility in Paragould, Ark., offer market coverage for the following vehicle models:
2013-15 Honda Accord (rear); 2013-17 Honda Accord (front); 2006-11 Honda Civic (front); 2001-02 Kia Rio (front); 1999-03 Mitsubishi Galant (rear); 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer (rear); 2003-06 Mitsubishi Outlander (rear); 2004-05 Toyota Avalon (front); and 2004-05 Toyota Avalon (rear).
Lake Forest, Ill.-headquartered Tenneco also expanded other product offerings, including Monroe OESpectrum shocks and struts that cover nearly 2 million foreign and domestic vehicles in North America. OESpectrum rear shock absorbers are available for 2012-17 Chevrolet Sonic and 2016-18 Honda Civic models. In addition, OESpectrum front struts are available for 2016-17 Chevrolet Cruze, 2012-14 Hyundai Sonata and 2012-15 Kia Optima applications.
Other new products include: five Monroe Roadmatic strut assemblies for 64 Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Mercury, Nissan and Pontiac applications; one new Monroe conversion kit for 24 Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC applications; and one new Monroe Max-Lift lift supports for 1994-97 Volvo 850 models.
On Oct. 1, Tenneco completed its acquisition of Federal-Mogul, a global supplier to OEs and the aftermarket with nearly 55,000 employees and 2017 revenues of $7.8 billion. Tenneco said it will separate its businesses to form two new, independent companies, an Aftermarket and Ride Performance company as well as a new Powertrain Technology company, in late 2019.