Size matters: The makings of a high performance tyre market

Several manufacturers highlighted how high-performing SUVs are driving sales of larger rim and higher speed-rated sales

At the start of 2015 we examined the wider car tyre segment as part of Tyres & Accessories February’s “Passenger Car Tyre” feature. In short, we examined the spectrum of figures offered for the size of UK demand and found that most sources settle between 31 and 38 million units a year. Interestingly, some of the latest data points to the market being at the higher end of the spectrum – something that has not been very widely or openly acknowledged in the past.

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