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Nexen ranked fourth in JD Power survey

Monday 24th April 2017 | 0 Comments

South Korea’s Nexen Tyre has announced that the company ranked fourth out of 12 tyre brands in the passenger car segment of the 2017 JD Power Original Equipment Tyre Customer Satisfaction Study for the second consecutive year.

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Horiba Mira and Coventry University launch Autonomous Vehicle research centre

Thursday 13th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Horiba Mira has joined forces with Coventry University to launch a new automotive research centre dedicated to developing intelligent, connected vehicle technology. The Centre for Connected & Autonomous Automotive Research will pioneer and test new developments to support the rapid growth within the global intelligent mobility sector and address future transport needs. The centre is located on an existing site at the heart of Mira Technology Park – which is also home to test centres run by a number of different tyre manufacturers. Its core objectives are to:

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East European trailer market up 5.1% in 2016

Thursday 13th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The East European market grew by over 5.1 per cent in 2016 and further growth is forecast for 2017, according to Clear International. The figure for 2016 is considerably lower than was anticipated at the beginning of the year and the difference is almost entirely attributable to developments in Turkey. Political instability had already undermined business confidence in early 2016 and then in mid year there was an attempted military coup. This had a dire and worsening effect on business investment resulting in 19,000 trailers being wiped from the Turkish forecast.

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Prometeon partners with Iveco Defence Vehicles

Tuesday 11th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Prometeon Tyre Group – the new name for Pirelli’s recentlly separated Truck, Bus, Agro and OTR tyres business – has signed a commercial agreement with Iveco Defence Vehicles, which calls for a partnership for the development and supply of tyres for new generation defence vehicles. The news is a big step forward for Prometoen as it shows the business’s willingness and ability to work at an international OE level.

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5*StarS consortium, led MIRA, to focus on cyber security

Tuesday 11th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, has given the green light to 5*StarS as part of the national strategy to establish the UK as a global centre for the development, testing and commercialisation of Connected Autonomous Vehicles.

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Global ADAS market to surpass 302 million units a year in 2022

Global ADAS market to surpass 302 million units a year in 2022

Monday 10th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The global automotive advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) market will surpass 302 million units annually in 2022, according to new analysis from business information provider IHS Markit.

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NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey results published

Friday 7th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The results of the NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey Spring 2017 were published today, Thursday 6 April 2017. The survey is designed to research market opinion and explore perceptions towards franchised dealers amongst car owners in the aftersales sector.

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Van market stabilised in March, says NFDA

Thursday 6th April 2017 | 0 Comments

“Light commercial registrations under 3.5 tonnes were down -0.9 per cent in March - and the same year to date for the first quarter of 2017”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial vehicle and franchised car retailers across the UK, commenting on the SMMT’s light commercial vehicle registration figures.

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Electric vehicle market set to charge ahead, says Frost & Sullivan

Thursday 6th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The electric vehicle (EV) market is booming. Approximately 25 new electric vehicle models are likely to be launched later this year with Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3 being the most anticipated. The availability of incentives and subsidies in the market, significant investment by original equipment manufacturers, new entrants, and lower battery prices are factors propelling double-digit growth. However, the lack of standardisation in charging technology, absence of a fixed business model, and short-distance range of EVs still need to be addressed.

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Pirelli coloured tyres debut on Italian police cars

Pirelli coloured tyres debut on Italian police cars

Wednesday 5th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli’s new coloured edition tyres, which were launched at the Geneva Motor Show, have made their road-going debut with the Italian police force. Lamborghini has donated a new Huracan to Italy’s police, which like every Lamborghini is equipped with Pirelli tyres as original equipment. However, this is the first road-going example to use the new coloured edition tyres following their Geneva debut – and naturally, the colour that has been chosen is a specially-created police blue to match the Lamborghini’s distinctive police livery.

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OE brand pull-through lower in Indian tyre market

Monday 3rd April 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the JD Power 2017 India Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Index Study 34 per cent of customers in India cannot recall their tyre brand. Furthermore, only 58 per cent of these customers say they “definitely would” repurchase the original brand, as compared to 65 per cent of those customers who could identify their brand.

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Apollo developing tyres for Indian military

Monday 3rd April 2017 | 0 Comments

Apollo Tyres is reportedly developing tyres for India’s defence forces that will be manufactured at the company’s facility in Chennai, India. The Chennai facility currently produces 16,000 passenger car tyres and 6,000 truck-bus radials per day, according to Apollo. The company is in the process of doubling the truck-bus radial capacity at the factory to 12,000 tyres per day.

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UK Automotive industry demands Brexit safeguards

Wednesday 29th March 2017 | 0 Comments

On the day that Prime Minister Theresa May official wrote to the European Union signalling the UK’s intent to leave the EU, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) called for the automotive industry to be at the heart of negotiations.

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Leading marques considering Apollo as an OE supply partner

Leading marques considering Apollo as an OE supply partner

Tuesday 28th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Apollo Tyre’s continued attendance at the Geneva show is about more than just having a stand in a prominent position a high profile motoring event. And it’s about more than communicating the brand value of its Manchester United association or the merits of its latest marketing campaign too. Those things are clearly all in place but – as Tyres & Accessories learnt during the course of the 2017 Geneva Show – this event has always been about building OE relationships.

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37% of consumers choose OE tyre brand – JD Power

Monday 27th March 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the JD Power 2017 US Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study, 37 per cent of owners who replaced two or more tyres on their vehicle selected the tyre brand that was OE fitted to the vehicle.

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