Patent Number: 6,945,547

Title: Multi-link independent rear suspension assembly

Abstract: The invention provides a multi-link suspension assembly for a vehicle wheel, comprising a wheel carrier, an upper lateral link, a lower lateral link, a toe link, and a longitudinal link. The wheel carrier is oriented along a longitudinal axis of a vehicle body. The upper lateral link is oriented along a lateral axis of the vehicle body near the wheel center and is pivotally connected to the wheel carrier. The lower lateral link is oriented along a lateral axis of the vehicle body near the wheel center and is pivotally connected to the wheel carrier. The toe link is oriented along a lateral axis of the vehicle body behind the wheel center and is pivotally connected to the wheel carrier. The longitudinal link is oriented along the longitudinal axis of the vehicle body and is pivotally connected to the wheel carrier forward of the wheel center and pivotally connected to the lower lateral link near the wheel center.

Inventors: Ackley; Robert J. (South Lyon, MI), Suhre; Ryan J. (Linden, MI)

Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: B60G 3/18 (20060101); B60G 3/20 (20060101); B60G 003/20 ()

Expiration Date: 09/20/2022