Electronically controlled shock absorbers from KYB have been adopted by Volkswagen Group to equip new Tiguan and Passat Estate, plus Skoda Superb and Kodiaq models with the new DCC Pro (Dynamics Chassis Control Pro).
The introduction into the market is scheduled during the first quarter of 2024.
DCC Pro systems use double valve shock absorbers to independently control the extension and compression oscillations caused by the car body and the wheel movements while driving.
These valves react to road conditions and driving situations in a few milliseconds. The ECU activates the respective extension and compression solenoids to adjust independently the internal pressure of the shock absorber to suit road conditions and the driver’s preference – from comfortable to very sporty.
The damping characteristics are automatically adjusted in a continuous way, which in conjunction with the full independence between extension and compression movements, brings the vehicle comfort and control to the highest level. This provides safe, dynamic manoeuvrability and an unprecedented ‘flying-carpet’ ride experience.
KYB and the VW Group have been working together for several years, including the sporty Audi RS suspension, and since then have co-operated extensively for the VW brand. This new development is part of KYB’s policy to further strengthen its partnership with the German car manufacturer.
The hard development and validation process engineered between KYB and Volkswagen teams has made it possible to offer this technology, which up to now was only imagined for the premium segments.