KYB is supplying shock absorbers as original equipment (OE) for the new Lexus GS luxury sport saloon.
The company is supplying three types of shock absorber depending on the model of vehicle. These include:
- Mono tube gas shock absorbers
- Electronic adjustable mono tube gas shock absorbers (coil springs)
- Electronic adjustable mono tube gas shock absorbers (air springs)
The electronic shocks are controlled by the Lexus Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system which integrates braking, steering, Vehicle Traction Control (VTC) and Traction Control (TRAC) systems to help to control the ride and handling at the same time.
Hajime Sato, Managing Director of KYB Europe says: "Supplying Lexus with KYB branded shock absorbers is great news, and we hope to continue developing our successful business relationship by offering world class quality products.
"After 70 years in business, our on-going aim is to provide excellent levels of safety, comfort and handling to meet the requirements of vehicle manufacturers and the motorist."
Globally, KYB supplies numerous original equipment vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) including Audi-VW Group, Daimler-Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Mitsubishi, Nissan, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Renault and Toyota.
In addition to shock absorbers, KYB also supplies a number of aftermarket components including coil springs, suspension mounting kits and protection kits.
KYB is the world’s leading producer of OE shocks. As well as established facilities across Europe and increasing success in North America, it is also now developing its business throughout the Middle East and Africa.Published 4 January 2006