Grouptyre distributed brands expanding 4×4 fitments as segment interest grows

6th September 2016 | 0 Comments
Grouptyre distributed brands expanding 4x4 fitments as segment interest grows
The Vauxhall Mokka leads the four cars taking the bottom four places in the latest (August 2016) SMMT top ten of the UK’s most popular new cars

With the number of new car registrations increasing and SUVs leading the way in new car sales, the desire for owning a 4×4/SUV has led to a surge in demand for tyres in this lucrative market, distributor Grouptyre confirms. SMMT figures for August 2016 bear this out – numbers seven to 10 on the bestselling new cars table are all crossover SUVs. With greater popularity, opportunity follows for tyre manufacturers, and the wholesaler states that its suppliers are continuing to develop product ranges to meet the demands of vehicle manufacturers and their expanding range of vehicles. All the evidence points to continuing growth for 4×4 tyre sales following on from 2015’s double-digit increases, as revealed in our March issue by market research specialists GfK Automotive.

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