Providing steering systems for one in four cars worldwide, TRW is the world's leading supplier of automotive power rack-and-pinion steering
and suspension systems.
TRW EPHS combines an electrically driven hydraulic pump with conventional rack-and-pinion steering
to give the most precise handling and steering assistance with minimal energy consumption.
So while the exterior might be said to be exhibiting an incremental change, beneath the skin there is an all-new chassis, with features including rack-and-pinion steering
and torsion bar independent front suspension for the four-wheel-drive version.
In 1995, the company produced nearly 9 million power rack-and-pinion steering
gears worldwide and about 400,000 integral power steering systems for commercial vehicles.
Ride and handling, already considered an auto industry benchmark in the previous E-Class, are enhanced in the new car thanks to a new double-wishbone front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering
The LX comes fully-equipped with effort-sensitive power rack-and-pinion steering
, adjustable steering column, front and rear air conditioning, cruise control, power mirrors, power windows, power door and tailgate locks, intermittent windshield wipers, rear window wiper/washer and defroster, AM/FM stereo cassette with four speakers, digital clock, six beverage holders and numerous storage compartments.
Other enhancements include the sport utility segment's first rack-and-pinion steering
system, which provides unsurpassed steering precision.
About $215 million will be spent on equipment to manufacture rack-and-pinion steering
systems, $128 million for steering columns, $127 million for rotary valves and $85 million for steering pumps.
The Quest's responsive handling and comfortable ride are enhanced by power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
and a suspension with indeM?
Gas-charged shocks, power rack-and-pinion steering
and a much stiffer body greatly improve handling," adds Gross.
All Millenia models feature variable-assist power rack-and-pinion steering
, which permits easier maneuverability at low speeds while retaining excellent road feel at highway speeds.
Other functional features include a power rack-and-pinion steering
system, and a four-wheel independent suspension with front and rear stabilizer bars.