Tag: OE business

West European trailer demand hits high

Friday 24th February 2017 | 0 Comments

The West European Trailer Market had the third highest level of new trailer registrations ever, surpassed only by the figures for 2007 and 2008 before the GFC. However, there, there was a distinct weakening of the market in the second half of the year and Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and Spain were all less buoyant markets at the end of the year than they were in mid-2016.

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H2ME puts 100 zero-emission vehicles on Europe’s roads

Friday 10th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) – the ambitious multi-country, multi-partner project to demonstrate that hydrogen can support Europe’s future transport demands – today announced that the first 100 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) deployed by H2ME are now on the road in Germany, France and the UK.

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15 per cent decline in January motorcycle sales “reasonable” says NMDA

Friday 10th February 2017 | 0 Comments

“Following extremely high numbers of bikes registered in December (10,990) the slowdown seen in January was hugely anticipated. Compared with last year’s strong results, this shows a decline of -15.6 per cent which is, surprisingly, reasonable”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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SUVs the largest car segment in Europe in 2016

SUVs the largest car segment in Europe in 2016

Wednesday 8th February 2017 | 0 Comments

The European car industry boomed in 2016 - with new car registrations for the year totalling 15.14 million units, a 6.5 per cent increase when compared to 2015. This is the second highest volume seen since 2007 when total registrations exceeded 16 million units. In addition, the results also demonstrate that the SUV take-up trend continues to boom. In fact, the switch to SUVs was the clearest car sector trend in 2016. To be precise, the European SUV sector grew 21.4 per cent last year, increasing from 3.2 million units registered in 2015 to 3.9 million last year. In contrast, the traditional segments grew by just 2.2 per cent – 10 times slower!

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Minis are best at retaining value

Minis are best at retaining value

Monday 6th February 2017 | 0 Comments

A Carspring study shows devaluation percentages in each country as well as a depreciation ranking by brand in the UK. The research found that Minis retain the most value, 46.08 per cent after 56000 kilmetres or 34700 miles. At the other end of the spectrum, Toyota are worst with a devaluation rate of 74.59 per cent.

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Record January new car registrations

Record January new car registrations

Monday 6th February 2017 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market got 2017 the year off to a good start and achieved record levels of registration again January. According to the latest SMMT figures, 174,564 new cars were registered on British roads in January – rising 2.9 per cent to the highest level since 2005.

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4x4s cleaner than standard cars in latest Equa Air Quality NOX ratings

4x4s cleaner than standard cars in latest Equa Air Quality NOX ratings

Friday 3rd February 2017 | 0 Comments

The latest Equa Air Quality (Aq) Index shows assumptions that two-wheel-drive vehicles are cleaner than four-wheel drives are wrong. Comparing two and four-wheel-drive test results reveals that the more capable models produce less nitrogen oxides when compared through real, on-road driving. Concentrating on the latest Euro 6 compliant vehicles, it shows the vast improvements that some manufacturers have made in helping cut harmful tailpipe emissions when developing new cars.

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ETRMA tyre sales up 2-3 per cent

ETRMA tyre sales up 2-3 per cent

Monday 30th January 2017 | 0 Comments

On 23 January the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association published its members’ sales for the year 2016 and the last quarter of 2016. Consumer tyres were up 2 per cent in 2016 - despite minor fluctuations during the third quarter and with a strong performance in the last quarter (+4%). OE consumer tyres sales followed the performance of new car registrations, albeit it more slowly, rising 3 per cent.

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Kumho’s innovation honoured

Kumho’s innovation honoured

Friday 27th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Last year Kumho products were honoured with the world’s top three design accolades – the Red Dot Award (Germany), iF International Forum Design (Germany), and International Design Excellence Awards (United States). Add further laurels from Good Design (Japan), Good Design (Korea) and Green Good Design (United States), and it was a bumper 12 months.

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100,000 plug-in cars on UK roads this year

Friday 27th January 2017 | 0 Comments

By mid-2017, government and industry body Go Ultra Low says more than 100,000 plug-in cars will be on UK roads. This landmark prospect is fuelled by record electric car registrations in 2016, a year in which volumes rose 29 per cent on the previous 12 months.

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Pirelli set on premium and prestige sector leadership

Pirelli set on premium and prestige sector leadership

Friday 27th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli prides itself on its leadership of the prestige sector and also continues to increase its presence in the premium category. Central to this is the ongoing success of the P Zero, the latest version of which was introduced last year, 30 years after its debut. The objective was to meet the growing demand for performance, reliability and safety, and to reinforce Pirelli’s Perfect Fit strategy, which means a made to measure tyre for each model of car.

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Yokohama’s OE and award-winning tyres

Yokohama’s OE and award-winning tyres

Friday 27th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Selected as original equipment by many of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers including Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, Yokohama offers a comprehensive and growing range of award-winning premium car tyres.

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MyCarCheck compares buying risks of 4×4 vehicles

Thursday 26th January 2017 | 0 Comments

With fog and frost bringing treacherous driving conditions to much of the country, MyCarCheck.com has compared the buying risks associated with five of the UK’s most popular 4x4 vehicles. Head of MyCarCheck.com, Roger Powell, said: “4x4 sales surge during winter, so we merged our data for November 2015 to February 2016 and November 2016 to January 2017 to highlight the different risks associated with the most popular used models.

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Automotive industry responds to PM’s Brexit speech

Tuesday 17th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Not long after Theresa May gave her headline Brexit speech, various automotive industry representatives spoke out about their perspective on the ongoing issue:

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Consumer trends influence the automotive sector

Monday 16th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Recent research suggests ever-rising expectations, social influence, and retailers striving to engage consumers with attractive offers, continue to sway customers. Such influence has not escaped the motor industry and recent years have seen major changes in the way consumers purchase a vehicle.

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