Top tyre manufacturers deny involvement in tyre test manipulation

Tuesday 1st March 2016 | 0 Comments

 
Nokian faced serious questions about the way it has worked with European tyre tests, published first in Finnish newspaper, Kauppalehti
Nokian faced serious questions about the way it has worked with European tyre tests, published first in Finnish newspaper, Kauppalehti

Along with Nokian’s admission and apology for “mistakes” in its practices concerning tyre tests, the Finnish tyre manufacturer stated that “several operators in the field… have been suspected or evidence has been presented against them of differences between tyres in magazine tests and tyres that are for sale in stores.” After the Nokian statement’s implication of other tyre manufacturers in malpractice regarding independent tyre testing, Michelin immediately responded by stating categorically that it has “never designed or manufactured tyres specifically for tests conducted by the media, automobile associations or any other organisations.” Tyres & Accessories approached 11 more of the world’s leading manufacturers, many of whose products regularly appear in magazine tests, for their response to the question: Have you ever designed or manufactured tyres specifically for tests conducted by the media, automobile associations or any other organisations? Listed below are their responses.

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