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Dunlop tyres OE on Nissan Fairlady Z Nismo

Dunlop tyres OE on Nissan Fairlady Z Nismo

Monday 11th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd reports it is supplying its Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT600 tyre for original equipment fitment on versions of the Nissan Fairlady Z Nismo sold in Japan. The Dunlop tyre is being fitted to the Nissan (which is sold as the 370Z in other markets) in size 245/40R19 98W XL (front) and 285/35R19 103W XL rear.

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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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Dunlop Enasave EC300+ OE on Mitsubish Xpander in ASEAN

Dunlop Enasave EC300+ OE on Mitsubish Xpander in ASEAN

Friday 25th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries shares that its Dunlop Enasave EC300+ is being fitted as a factory standard tyre on the latest generation Mitsubishi Xpander crossover MPV in certain markets in Asia. The eco tyre is being supplied to Mitsubishi in sizes 85/65R15 88S and 205/55R16 91V.

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Yokohama OE Subaru WRX STI

Yokohama OE Subaru WRX STI

Friday 25th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Original equipment deliveries of the Yokohama Advan Sport V105 tyre have begun for the Subaru WRX STI, which was released on June 20 after a major redesign. Yokohama Rubber reports that the WRX STI will come equipped with 245/35R19 89W size tyres in Japan and overseas.

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Apollo Tyres aiming for 20/80 OEM-replacement mix in Europe

Apollo Tyres aiming for 20/80 OEM-replacement mix in Europe

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the start of production at its Gyöngyöshalász plant in Hungary last quarter, Apollo Tyres is on its way to almost doubling European passenger car tyre production capacity over the coming year and a half. Speaking with analysts and investors last week after the release of Apollo’s FY2018 financial results, chief financial officer Gaurav Kumar confirmed that the facility in Hungary is expected to reach a daily capacity of 16,000 car tyres by the second half of FY2019 – in other words, sometime between September next year and the end of March 2019. This will give Apollo Tyres a total daily capacity of up to 35,000 passenger car tyres at its two European plants – and more than a third of output in Gyöngyöshalász may be earmarked for OEM customers.

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Cooper becomes the official tyre of Kahn Design

Cooper becomes the official tyre of Kahn Design

Wednesday 16th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Automotive fashion house Kahn Design has designated the Cooper brand its first ‘Official Tyre’. Cooper will be the tyre of choice for Kahn’s Range Rover and Jeep model offerings, with Kahn outfitting vehicles with the Cooper Discoverer STT Pro POR, Discoverer S/TMaxx POR and Discoverer A/T3 Sport. In addition, select vehicles from Kahn subsidiary Chelsea Truck Company will also be fitted with Cooper Discoverer A/T3 Sport tyres.

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Kumho tyres OE on latest VW Polo

Kumho tyres OE on latest VW Polo

Monday 14th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The original fitment of Kumho tyres on Volkswagen Polo models in Europe continues into the car’s sixth generation. The New Polo will be available from the Volkswagen plant in Pamplona, Spain fitted with the Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27 as standard equipment. Kumho is supplying the KH27 to Volkswagen in size 185/65 R15 88H.

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Dunlop supply to Harley-Davidson exceeds 10 million tyres

Dunlop supply to Harley-Davidson exceeds 10 million tyres

Friday 11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

More than 10 million original equipment Dunlop tyres have now been shipped to Harley-Davidson for factory-fitment on its bikes. The entry of the supply count into eight-digit territory is the latest milestone on a journey that began more than three decades ago.

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SRI’s Buffalo factory to supply Japanese car makers with OE Dunlop tyres, phasing out Goodyear make to order

Thursday 10th August 2017 | 0 Comments

In response to recently reported news about plans for its factory in the USA, Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) states that the plant in Buffalo, New York will deliver original equipment Dunlop tyres to Japanese car manufacturers in the future. A representative of SRI stressed to Tyrepress.com that it is the make to order tyre production commissioned by Goodyear that will reduce and then stop entirely in 2018.

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SRI to stop Dunlop production at US plant, focusing on Falken brand

SRI to stop Dunlop production at US plant, focusing on Falken brand

Tuesday 8th August 2017 | 0 Comments

When the global joint venture between Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) ended in 2015, the Goodyear tyre plant in Buffalo, New York became a SRI asset. Production of Dunlop branded tyres destined for fitment as original equipment on new vehicles nevertheless continued, however it seems SRI intends to discontinue this arrangement next year.

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Goodyear SealTech tyres approved for the VW Arteon

Goodyear SealTech tyres approved for the VW Arteon

Thursday 20th July 2017 | 0 Comments

A further original equipment homologation for the VW Arteon has been announced. Size 225/55R17 97W and 245/45R18 96W versions of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 featuring the company’s extended mobility SealTech technology have been approved for OE fitment on the new five-door fastback.

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Bridgestone Battlecross X30 OE on Suzuki RM-7450

Bridgestone Battlecross X30 OE on Suzuki RM-7450

Tuesday 18th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Suzuki has a new flagship product for the motocross category. The Japanese manufacturer unveiled the fifth-generation RM-Z450 late last month, and Bridgestone reports the selection of one of its off-highway motorcycle tyre lines as an original equipment fitment. The RM-Z450 will wear the Bridgestone Battlecross X30 in size 80/100-21 51M at the front and 110/90-19 62M on the rear.

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Mitas tyres OE on new GasGas Trial motorcycles

Mitas tyres OE on new GasGas Trial motorcycles

Thursday 13th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Spanish off-road motorcycle specialist GasGas has selected the Mitas ET-01 trial tyre as original equipment for two of its new models, the GasGas Trial Contact ES and GasGas Trial School. These are the first GasGas motorcycles fitted with Mitas tyres as original equipment.

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Falken tyres OE on latest Seat Ibiza

Falken tyres OE on latest Seat Ibiza

Tuesday 4th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Spanish car maker Seat has selected three Falken tyres as original equipment for its fifth-generation Ibiza. From June, the list of approved tyres the new model will roll out of the factory on includes a size 215/45R17 91W XL version of the flagship Azenis FK453 range, a 195/55R16 91V XL Ziex ZE914A dimension and, for 14- and 15-inch rim diameters, the Sincera SN832A in sizes 185/70R14 88H and 185/65R15 88H.

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