Tag: OE business

East European Trailer Market hit by more falls in Turkish vehicle demand

Tuesday 17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Market analysts at Clear report that the Eastern Europe trailer market has been hit by a severe downturn in the Turkish market for commercial vehicles. The forecast for Turkey in 2017 is for a fall in trailer demand of 29 per cent on the back of large declines in 2015 and 2016. 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. As a result, a further 19,700 trailers have been wiped from the Turkish forecast.

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Linglong’s dandelion and polyurethane tyres on-show at Tire+

Linglong’s dandelion and polyurethane tyres on-show at Tire+

Tuesday 10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing the theme of technological development, Linglong Tire – a top five Chinese tyre enterprise – exhibited a number of technological developments including its: a dandelion natural rubber-based tyre, a tyre featuring a graphene compound and a polyurethane tyre manufactured with 3D printing techniques.

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Pirelli produces bespoke P Zero tyre for new Hyundai i30 N

Pirelli produces bespoke P Zero tyre for new Hyundai i30 N

Friday 6th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has engineered a tailor-made version of its P Zero tyre for the new Hyundai i30 N in size 235/35 R19. The new OE-tyre is produced at Pirelli’s Settimo Torinese, Italy factory. To identify the P Zero specially made for the i30 N, the sidewall includes an `HN` mark.

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Goodyear gets first Boeing 777X tyre certification

Goodyear gets first Boeing 777X tyre certification

Wednesday 27th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The Boeing Company has certified The Goodyear aviation tyres for its 777X airplane. With this designation, the Goodyear Flight Radial becomes the first product to receive Boeing system part certification for the 777X.

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Tesla to launch electric truck

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Tesla is set to launch its first autonomous electric lorry next month as the company attempts to break into the commercial vehicle market. The Tesla Semi truck is scheduled to be unveiled on October 26 and is expected to have a working range of 200 to 300 miles, making it more suitable for inner-city transport than long-distance motorway haulage.

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Nexen OE on Volkswagen group models

Nexen OE on Volkswagen group models

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Nexen Tire is supplying itsN'blue HD Plus tyre to Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda. The company’s N'blue HD Plus in size 215/45R17 91W will be fitted to the upgraded Volkswagen Polo. The same tyre in sizes 205/60R16 92V and 215/60R16 95V was selected for the Volkswagen T-Roc, a new compact SUV manufactured in Portugal.

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NFDA Summer 2017 survey results

Wednesday 13th September 2017 | 0 Comments

“The overall relationship between franchised car dealers and manufacturers recorded an average score of 5.6* in the Summer 2017 Dealer Attitude Survey, which is -0.5 points down from the last survey and -0.6 lower than the same time last year”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle dealers in the UK, commenting on the NFDA Summer 2017 Dealer Attitude Survey, published today (4 September 2017).

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More car manufacturers introduce scrappage schemes

Wednesday 13th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Hyundai, Volkswagen UK and Toyota have all now announced scrappage schemes with discounts off various models, following on from Ford’s recent announcement and that of Vauxhall earlier in the year. Hyundai’s scheme offers between £1,500 and £5,000 on trade-ins across its model range and will run from now until the end of the year. It will apply to all petrol and diesel cars with Euro 1-4 engines registered before 31 December 2009.

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“Moderate growth” in August van market

Wednesday 13th September 2017 | 0 Comments

“It is positive to see that the new light commercial market grew moderately in August by 1.5 per cent in what is a low volume month in terms of registrations as customers wait for the new registration plate in September”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK, commenting on the latest SMMT’s light commercial vehicle registration figures.

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Hankook updates sound absorption technology

Monday 11th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook reports that it has updated its sound absorber technology with a new foam and adhesion process that further reduce tyre weight. The next foam is said to reduce internal noise levels by as much as 5 to 7 dB(A).

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Euro Car Parts and LKQ Coatings come together to support TVR launch

Euro Car Parts and LKQ Coatings come together to support TVR launch

Friday 8th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The long-awaited launch of the new TVR sports car at the 2017 Goodwood Revival is being supported by leading aftermarket suppliers, Euro Car Parts and LKQ Coatings. The two brands, which together can supply any paint, panel or part to a wide range of vehicles, will be pride of place on the bonnet of the eagerly anticipated TVR when it is unveiled inside the Earls Court Motor Show building.

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Vredestein selected as OE by Volkswagen, Seat and Ford

Vredestein selected as OE by Volkswagen, Seat and Ford

Wednesday 6th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein’s work to shift its Dutch brand’s replacement market focus to become an original equipment supplier has resulted in fitments on three major models. Vredestein, has been selected as a fitment on the Volkswagen Polo, Seat Ibiza and Ford EcoSport.

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Hankook UHP Ventus S1 evo² tyre selected for new Audi RS 5 Coupé

Hankook UHP Ventus S1 evo² tyre selected for new Audi RS 5 Coupé

Wednesday 6th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook’s ultra-high performance flagship tyre, the Ventus S1 evo², will be fitted to the latest Audi RS5 Coupé as original equipment in 19 and 20-inch sizes. The tyre manufacturer has previously supplied the tyre to Audi’s TT RS in 2016. The RS 5 Coupé will use the newly developed V6 biturbo engine, which combines performance with greater efficiency. This suitability for everyday use is, Hankook states, reflected in the tyres, which are designed to provide sporty handling alongside driving comfort, and improved grip alongside durability.

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Yokohama Geolandar OE on New Jeep Compass in North America

Yokohama Geolandar OE on New Jeep Compass in North America

Thursday 31st August 2017 | 0 Comments

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. has begun supplying its Geolandar G055 as original equipment for the all-new Jeep Compass, which went on sale in North America in June 2017. The new Compass will come factory-equipped with 225/55R18 98H size tyres. In addition, Yokohama’s Geolandar SUV is original equipment on the Jeep Compass launched in China in late 2016.

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Pirelli partners Fisker “EMotion”

Pirelli partners Fisker “EMotion”

Wednesday 30th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli is working with Fisker Inc. to create low rolling resistance tyres for the new Fisker EMotion luxury electric vehicle, set to launch in late 2019. Pirelli will develop summer P Zero tyres in 285/35R24 (F) and 305/35R24 (R). The focus of this development will be on low rolling resistance, “spirited handling” and extra comfort due to tall sidewalls.

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