SD-International’s private Zeta brand offers a comprehensive range of van tyres in the UK and European tyre market sectors. Its four patterns targeting the segment are the ZTR18, ZTR08, Active Power 4S and Antartica 8.
Isuzu has approved the General Grabber AT3 as the original equipment tyre for top models of its latest generation Isuzu D-MAX. The 4x4 tyre is thus exclusive original equipment for the Isuzu D-MAX LSE Extended Cab and Double Cab models on 18-inch tyres, as well as for top-of-the-line versions of the D-MAX V Cross Double Cab.
For light commercial vehicle fleet operators, self-employed van drivers and small businesses, getting from one job to another in confidence is crucial. Durability and longevity are therefore a significant factor when choosing the right tyres for their vehicle. Acknowledging this, Yokohama has designed a its van tyre range to address the varying needs of operators in the segment.
With the launch of its latest cold weather passenger car tyre for Central and Western Europe, Point S continues the ‘what it says on the tin’ naming format we saw at the launch of its summer range last year. Simply called Winter, the new line replaces the Winterstar 4.
35th ADAC Truck Grand Prix: Hella presents new Black Magic LED work lamps series
After a two-year break, the 35th ADAC Truck Grand Prix is taking place from 15 to 17 July, 2022 at the Nürburgring. In addition to exciting races, stunt shows and show acts, a large industrial fair will be held away from the world-famous racetrack in the exhibition park, where Hella, the internationally positioned lighting and electronics specialist, and part of the FORVIA Group of Companies, will also be represented. Besides LED driving lamps, such as the Luminator LED and the Jumbo LED, Hella will be showing a brand new and award-winning product highlight, the Hella Black Magic LED.
New vehicles sold in the EU are now required to have various items of new equipment installed; among the most important is a black box, similar to that installed in aircraft. With the progress of homologations relating to constantly developing driving aids this new measure has been enacted in EU law. Thus, from 6 July 2022, all new vehicles are to be equipped with a black box that which will record various types of data during phases of driving; acceleration, speed, braking, seat belt use and the use of headlights and turn signals will be archived in the system for one minute. The black box joins a number of other connected systems that new cars are required to fit to maintain safety standards, among them tyre pressure monitoring systems.
Continental launches high mileage VanContact Ultra
Continental has launched its new specialist summer van tyre developed to meet the needs of delivery services and tradespeople. The VanContact Ultra, which entered production in March 2022, has been developed for economical and heard-wearing urban driving, responding to the sustained growth in home deliveries. The summer tyre follows the December 2021 introduction of Contis latest all-season van tyre.
UK ID. Buzz models rolling on Continental, Hankook tyres
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has opened the order books for prospective ID. Buzz owners in the UK, and this sheds further light on the tyres the all-electric campervan will wear. UK customers can choose from three trim levels: Life, Style and 1st Edition. Continental and Hankook are supplying original equipment tyres for these UK market models.
Hella Gutmann presents mega macs X and new MT-HV add-on module for EVs
Hella Gutmann presented its new MT-HV module combined with the mega macs X multi-brand diagnostic tool for high voltage measurements on hybrid and electric vehicles at Autopromotec. The MT-HV module communicates with mega macs X via Bluetooth and is powered by a rechargeable battery, thus eliminating wiring that could be a hindrance during high voltage tests.
Fasep demonstrates ecube generation 4 mobile service unit
Service equipment manufacturers ecube and Fasep formed a team at Autopromotec to display both mobile and garage-based equipment. The ecube mobile tyre service unit is an all-in-one 48V solution that can be fitted in the back of any van or trailer. It is designed to be compact, lightweight, user friendly with no engines running while servicing anywhere and anytime customers.
Imagine technology that literally reads tyre sidewalls for you. Not barcodes. Not RFID chips, but the actual sidewall. Did I mention that it can read driving licences, number plates and VIN numbers as well? A system like this could help with every part of the distribution chain: from manufacturing to distribution and especially in retail and with fleets. That’s exactly what the Anyline system does. Tyres & Accessories experienced an in-person demonstration of the system at May’s Tire Cologne exhibition in Germany.
Following the 122nd Ordinary General Meeting of the Shareholders on 24 June 2022, NGK Spark Plug announced its decision to change its English language company name to ‘Niterra’. World-renowned as an ignition, sensor and technical ceramics specialist, the Group rebrand reflects the journey which the company is currently on and will come into effect at the beginning of the company’s next fiscal year on 1 April 2023.
Best balance: Vredestein debuts Pinza all-terrain tyre
Following a five-year global research and development programme, Apollo Tyres is launching its first dedicated all-terrain tyre: the Vredestein Pinza. Designed to be the “most capable off-road Vredestein tyre ever” while at the same time offering “superior standards of on-road grip, traction, rolling resistance and refinement,” Apollo says the Pinza has “the best balance of on- and off-road capabilities of any all-terrain tyre on the market.”
Linglong Tire has provided further details of its original equipment partnership with MAN Truck & Bus, which it first announced at The Tire Cologne in May. The world’s 12th largest tyre maker will equip the MAN TGL with the Linglong KLS200 steer axle tyres and KLD200 drive axle tyres in sizes 245/70 R17.5 136/134M and 265/70 R17.5 140/138M.
Hankook OE on Audi Q4 e-tron & Q4 Sportback e-tron
Hankook Tire has expanded the portfolio of original equipment products it supplies to electric vehicles with tyres for two new Audi models, the Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron. These compact SUVs will leave the factory on Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 ev tyres. Depending on model and equipment level, Audi will fit the Hankook tyre in 19- to 21-inch dimensions.