Light trucks, minivans and SUVs now account for 53 percent of new vehicle sales in North America. Because these vehicles have well documented ride control problems caused by above average vehicle weight and a higher center of gravity, and millions of light trucks, minivans and SUV’s are now fitted with monotube shocks as original equipment, KYB announces its comprehensive aftermarket monotube shocks program for improving the ride and handling of these vehicles. “The demand for KYB monotube shocks continues to grow rapidly, as technicians and motorists recognize there is a better aftermarket alternative to the standard twin tube products," said Mike Howarth KVB Senior Vice President. "Monotube shocks significantly improve the handling and safety of light trucks, minivans and SUVs. KYB has always been the leader in monotube technology with the best quality and coverage in the industry and we are dedicated to remaining the leader." KYB’s Gas-a-Just High Performance Shocks and MonoMax Heavy Duty Shocks have coverage for virtually all light trucks, minivans and SUVs on the road today. KYB is the world’s largest supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and produces a full line of domestic and import ride control products for the replacement market. KYB America LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kayaba Industry Company, LTD, a multinational organization whose products are sold in over 100 countries, either as components or as integral parts of other equipment. On a worldwide basis, KYB employs over 4,000 people and has annual sales in excess of $1.8 billion.