Tag: SUV tyres

Belshina producing 18-inch SUV tyres for Geely

Monday 13th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Bobruisk, Belarus-based tyre manufacturer Belshina has announced that it has launched mass production of 18-inch SUV tyres. The company's spokeswoman Viktoriya Kulik told local news source BelTA that it is making summer tyres for Geely cars produced at BelGee Factory.

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Cooper Tire’s Evolution H/T wins SEMA new product award

Cooper Tire’s Evolution H/T wins SEMA new product award

Thursday 2nd November 2017 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire’s newest crossover vehicle (CUV), sport utility vehicle (SUV) and pickup truck tyre has been named a New Product Award winner in the tyre and related product category at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.

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Goodyear official tyre partner for Land Rover Experience Tour Peru

Goodyear official tyre partner for Land Rover Experience Tour Peru

Monday 23rd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Having begun on 14 October, Goodyear’s Wrangler DuraTrac tyres will be tested to the limit during the Land Rover Experience Tour, which lasts until 9 November. During the four-week expedition, a selection of international participants will drive new Land Rover Discovery SUVs fitted with Wrangler DuraTrac tyres through a wide variety of road conditions.

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Goodyear Dunlop winter strength proven by recent tyre test wins

Goodyear Dunlop winter strength proven by recent tyre test wins

Friday 29th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop’s twin premium brands have proven their winter performance in recent tyre tests conducted by GTÜ/ACE, ADAC/TCS and ÖAMTC. In all three tests, Dunlop’s Winter Sport 5 (SUV) and Goodyear’s UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 took first and second place respectively.

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Strong growth continues in 4×4/SUV tyre market

Strong growth continues in 4×4/SUV tyre market

Thursday 28th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Earlier in the year, Tyres & Accessories visited the Goodyear Innovation Center Luxembourg, where the manufacturer focused on the current SUV and 4x4 segment. Growth in sales of these vehicles has been robust for a considerable period; Goodyear representatives cited IHS Automotive EMEA region figures that suggest sales of new SUVs are expected to exceed 6 million units in 2017, up from fewer than 4 million five years ago, with further growth projected to produce regional sales at 8 million new SUVs in 2022. The SUV/4x4 tyre market is, of course, following suit: in Europe (including Turkey), ETRMA Europool data projects sales of 18 million in 2017.

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110 new homologations for Pirelli, including Frankfurt Motor Show UHP stars

110 new homologations for Pirelli, including Frankfurt Motor Show UHP stars

Friday 22nd September 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has recorded what it describes as a record number of homologations in August 2017, with 110. These include the Scorpion Winter and Sottozero for winter conditions; P Zero and its racing counterpart P Zero Corsa for UHP fitments; and the Cinturato family, including the P7 All Season for cars of medium engine capacity.

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Latest Michelin 4×4 tyres offer extended mobility to SUVs

Latest Michelin 4×4 tyres offer extended mobility to SUVs

Thursday 7th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s latest tyres for the 4x4 segment exemplify the ongoing trend for the increasing focus on road handling characteristics, following the sustained strong growth of SUVs across Europe. While the manufacturer has extended its successful CrossClimate “summer tyre with winter capabilities” to the larger fitments required to supply the segment, the latest tyre from its off-road specialist brand BFGoodrich is the most indicative of this developmental direction. It states that the BFGoodrich Urban Terrain T/A is made for “taming the urban jungle,” offering increased toughness to SUV and urban crossover drivers.

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Falken expands winter tyre portfolio with SUV models

Falken expands winter tyre portfolio with SUV models

Thursday 7th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Falken has expanded its winter tyre portfolio with SUV models for the Eurowinter HS01 range are now available under the name of Eurowinter HS01 SUV. They have been developed to deliver improved directional stability, aquaplaning resistance and better grip in wet, icy and snowy conditions.

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Kumho ‘lifestyle’ SUV, off-road tyres added to ‘comprehensive’ 4×4 range

Kumho ‘lifestyle’ SUV, off-road tyres added to ‘comprehensive’ 4×4 range

Tuesday 5th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Kumho has recently enhanced its 4x4 tyre range with the addition of the Crugen HP91 and Crugen KL33 SUV tyres, fitments which seek to attract interest from road-going owners of vehicles in the segment, as well as 14 SUV sizes in its Solus 4S HA31 range. The newest tyres in the range join the cross-functional new Road Venture MT51 and established KL71 to cover most fitments for popular 4x4 and SUV vehicles. Between them, Kumho states that they cover everything from such top end SUVs as the Range Rover and the BMW X5 to the evergreen Land Rover Defender.

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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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Kumho introduces SUV version of Solus 4S HA31

Kumho introduces SUV version of Solus 4S HA31

Wednesday 23rd August 2017 | 0 Comments

The addition of 14 SUV sizes to the Kumho Solus 4S HA31 range boosts the total portfolio to more than 90 different dimensions. The newly-released Kumho Solus 4S HA31 SUV is available in 16- to 18-inch sizes in sizes to fit vehicles such as the VW Tiguan, Nissan Qashqai, Vauxhall Mokka, Audi Q3/5/7 and BMW X3/4/5.

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Long-term trend shows winter tyres receding, all-season rising in UK

Long-term trend shows winter tyres receding, all-season rising in UK

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The viability of a sustained winter tyre market in the UK has long been categorised as doubtful, with sales rarely climbing to 2 per cent. Meanwhile recent improvements in tyre technology and the introduction of products looking to change their perception, led by the Michelin CrossClimate’s success in the fleet market, have seen all-season tyres become an increasingly attractive proposition.

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Goodyear: SUV/4×4 sales projections “good news for premium brands”

Goodyear: SUV/4×4 sales projections “good news for premium brands”

Tuesday 11th July 2017 | 0 Comments

For Goodyear, 13 is by no means an unlucky number – with the addition of the Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure (See T&A May 2017), this is the number of products in the brand’s SUV/4x4 tyre portfolio. Towards the end of June, we were given the opportunity to experience the new tyre’s performance off-road, and in addition to providing us with access to all the mud we could ever wish for, this also gave us the chance to gain an overview of the market for these products.

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90 Kumho Solus HA31 sizes now available

90 Kumho Solus HA31 sizes now available

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Numerous new size options have been added to the Kumho Solus HA31 all-season tyre range, bringing the total number of available sizes up to 90. The Solus HA31 can now be obtained in 13 to 18-inch fitments, and Kumho says the recent additions to the range cover most of the popular SUVs in the UK market, as well as a wide spectrum of passenger cars.

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Kumho launches Road Venture MT51

Kumho launches Road Venture MT51

Wednesday 21st June 2017 | 0 Comments

The latest mud-terrain 4x4 tyre from Kumho Tire is the Road Venture MT51. It slots into the Kumho portfolio below the company’s most extreme off-road pattern, the Road Venture MT KL71, and is said to combine good on- and off-road capabilities. The manufacturer mentions braking on both gravel and tarmac as a particular strength.

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