It looks like the ride quality of the already impressive Rivian vehicles will get even better.
Tenneco itself supplies parts to a number of manufacturers including McLaren.
“Our global engineering teams have worked closely with Rivian and other vehicle manufacturers to achieve new ride performance and NVH reduction targets for battery-electric and hybrid vehicles. We are very pleased that CVSA2/Kinetic® technology has been chosen,” said Henrik Johansson, Vice President, and General Manager of Advanced Suspension Technologies.
Additionally, Tenneco’s Clevite Elastomer will now be incorporated into the Rivian R1T and R1S front and rear suspension bushings to improve ride quality. Meanwhile, Kathleen Pacheco, Vice President and General Manager of NVH Performance Materials said that “We are very pleased that the Clevite Elastomer product will contribute to the successful addition of the first two Rivian models.”
Rivian is also touting the new technology’s off-road performance gains, a cornerstone of the company’s marketing message.
Both Rivian models will also use Tenneco-made front and rear suspension bushings and a top mount to ensure a smoother ride.