Rivian is ready to equip a brand new suspension setup on its R1S and R1T vehicles. The up to date suspension can be offered by Tenneco, Rivian’s present provider. It can characteristic Tenneco’s CVSA2/Kinetic® H2 semi-active suspension know-how, which is designed for improved trip efficiency.
The brand new system was developed in partnership with a number of automakers and can be used on supercars in addition to off-roaders. For reference, Tenneco has been McLaren’s major suspension provider for over a decade.
The CVSA2/Kinetic® H2 suspension know-how has no conventional sway bars and is due to this fact lighter than most different setups. Its decoupled single-wheel disturbances lead to higher traction and dealing with.
In an effort to scale back highway noise and vibrations, Tenneco Clevite Elastomers entrance and rear suspension bushings and high mounts may also be outfitted on the R1S and R1T.
Rivian has confirmed the brand new suspension is unrelated to a current recall for all 13,000 autos it has produced to this point. The recall was as a consequence of a doubtlessly untightened fastener which might in flip have an effect on the steering management and suspension system.