KYB hits the right note - with Nissan
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KYB is supplying Nissan with world class shock absorbers for its new Note, an innovative mini people carrier. This new contract strengthens KYB’s position within the original equipment (OE) market as the world’s largest supplier of shocks.
Designed with families in mind, the Nissan Note is versatile, practical and reassuringly safe, thanks in part to its KYB shocks. The car is fitted with KYB gas struts in the front and gas twin tube shock absorbers at the rear to offer superior handling characteristics, secure vehicle control and road holding.
Ripple control shock absorbers - normally only found in higher segment vehicles - ensure excellent driver and passenger comfort, while rear suspension stiffness has been reduced by eight per cent to offer uncompromised ride quality.
This dynamically different family hatchback is manufactured by Nissan in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear and is now on sale across Europe.
Managing Director of KYB Europe, Hajime Sato commented: “The eye-catching Nissan Note is sure to have a significant impact both on the automotive market and Nissan’s market share - this is great news. As KYB’s expertise has been built up over 70 years, the company has the experience and knowledge to satisfy the needs of both the vehicle manufacturer and the motorist.”
KYB supplies numerous other original equipment vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) around the world, including Audi-VW Group, Daimler-Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Mitsubishi, PSA Peugeot Citroёn, Renault and Toyota. Today, one in four cars worldwide is manufactured using KYB shock absorbers as original equipment.
In addition to shock absorbers, KYB supplies a number of additional automotive components for the aftermarket including coil springs, suspension mounting kits and protection kits.