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General Grabber AT3 recommended for BMW X5

General Grabber AT3 recommended for BMW X5

24th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The General Tire brand has been approved as original equipment (OE) fitment for the latest BMW X5, according to Continental Tyre South Africa. The manufacturer reports that the all-terrain Grabber AT3 has been recommended in size 275/45 R20 110V XL on the Bavarian automaker's latest X range model for its optional 'Off-Road Package'.

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European launch for Yokohama Geolandar X-MT

European launch for Yokohama Geolandar X-MT

6th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The Yokohama Geolandar X-MT, a chunky-treaded tyre already seeing action on SUVs and pick-ups in North America, is poised for release in Europe. Starting spring 2019, the Geolandar X-MT will be available here in six sizes.

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Rotalla and Routeway respond to SUV demand

Rotalla and Routeway respond to SUV demand

5th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Contract tyre supplier Enjoy Tyre reports that it is responding to growing SUV tyre demand via its Rotalla and Routeway private brands.

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Cooper shows 3 new tyres in Geneva

Cooper shows 3 new tyres in Geneva

5th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe is showing a number of new products at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show (5-17 March), alongside bespoke 4x4 design firm the Chelsea Truck Company on stand number 1141 in Hall 6.3.

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From exemplary to not recommended – Auto Bild Allrad tests SUV tyres

From exemplary to not recommended – Auto Bild Allrad tests SUV tyres

4th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Look at recent tyre test results from Auto Bild and Gute Fahrt and you might assume there’s no such thing as a bad tyre these days, but you’d be wrong. Auto Bild Allrad has evaluated ten SUV tyres, and while six were awarded the top ‘exemplary’ rating, one certainly wasn’t recommended and another hesitantly so. The upshot is that it still pays to do your homework when buying replacement tyres.

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SUV tyres continue to drive 4×4 tyre sales growth

SUV tyres continue to drive 4×4 tyre sales growth

1st March 2019 | 0 Comments

Sales of SUV tyres continue to drive growth in the UK 4x4 tyre replacement market, with UHP-orientated tyres growing even faster. According to the latest data provided by market analysts GfK, these trends have come while there have been no clear changes in the market’s brand segmentation, which suggests product mix and volume growth must be behind the improvement.

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Continental a founding partner in Extreme E off-road electric racing series

Continental a founding partner in Extreme E off-road electric racing series

1st February 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental is to sponsor the Extreme E off-road electric racing series. With sustainable electric SUVs and tyre technology from Continental, the new series takes participants to the most remote corners of the world. Extreme E organisers are anticipating 12 teams taking part in the inaugural season, slated to begin in exactly two years. Prototype testing is scheduled to start in April 2019 and Continental is initially a Founding Partner of Extreme E, becoming a Premium Partner in 2021.  The technology company will equip all of the cars in the races with suitable tyres for the respective terrain.

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Good Design Awards for 2 Yokohama tyres

11th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama tyres earned two 2018 Good Design awards from The Chicago Athenaeum at the end of December. Yokohama was honoured in the transportation category for its Geolandar X-MT and AVID Ascend GT products.

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The increasingly high-value UK tyre replacement market

The increasingly high-value UK tyre replacement market

7th December 2018 | 0 Comments

4x4/SUV and UHP markets continued to grow in 2018 As part of our review of 2018, Tyres & Accessories asked market research specialists to give an overview of some of the key trends that have taken place in the UK car, 4x4 and light truck replacement tyre market trends during the course of the year. In doing so, we have a good foundation for looking forward into 2019 and beyond. What we found was that UK tyre replacement market is increasingly high-performance and increasingly high-value. GfK’s Panelmarket data compares the period between November 2016 and October 2017 with November 2017 to October 2018. Reading left to right, the infographic below shows the percentage share of the panelmarket broken down by vehicle type (passenger car, 4x4 including SUV and light commercial vehicle); key changes in the panelmarket during the last 12 months broken down by rim diameter; brand tier split; and the two five tyre sizes.

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General Tire partners with ‘The Wild Swimming Brothers’

General Tire partners with ‘The Wild Swimming Brothers’

26th November 2018 | 0 Comments

General Tire have teamed up with the Hudson brothers on Swim Wild - a follow-up video campaign to the award winning Wavemaker that launched earlier this year.  Swim Wild documents three brothers escaping the pressures of modern life with the aim to show UK motorists that ‘Anywhere is Possible’.

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Stapleton’s exclusive brands maximise buoyant 4×4 sector in otherwise rocky terrain

8th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The largest UK tyre wholesaler, Stapleton’s has long acknowledged the SUV/4x4 sector’s ability to transcend other segments with steady upward performance against a particularly volatile background. While a global rise in raw materials prices and post-referendum inflation are taking a toll on the UK, Stapleton’s notes the internationalism of the industry means the impact will be considerable, because where the car industry goes the tyre industry must inevitably follow.

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Kumho increases SUV coverage with additional sizes

Kumho increases SUV coverage with additional sizes

8th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Kumho has enhanced its 4x4 tyre range with the Crugen HP91 and KL33 SUV offerings, covering the majority of on-road sizes between them, while the cross-functional Road Venture patterned MT51 and established KL71 also cover everything from such top end SUVs as the Range Rover and BMW X5 to the ever-popular Land Rover Defender.

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Yokohama 4×4 tyre range ready to take on ‘every adventure’

8th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama’s extensive offering of 4x4 tyres caters for a broad range of manufacturers and applications, from SUVs to crossover SUVs and minivans, CUVs and sports cars, already boasting a host of OE fitments.

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Cooper supplies South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team with tyres

Cooper supplies South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team with tyres

5th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe is continuing to supply tyres to the South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team (SSSART), an action that is said to be helping the team of volunteers save lives in the most extreme conditions. Working with the North Wales police, SSSART searches for missing people and carries out rescue operations in mountainous and very difficult to reach locations no matter what the weather conditions, helping hill-walkers, mountain bikers and anyone who gets in to difficulty in the wild and rugged terrain of South Snowdonia.

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4×4 growth offers opportunities in sub-premium categories for exclusive brands – Grouptyre

4×4 growth offers opportunities in sub-premium categories for exclusive brands – Grouptyre

3rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

The leading growth in new car sales of SUVs has led to a surge in demand for tyres in this lucrative market. While premium tyre manufacturers have naturally led the way in this segment, meeting the demands of their original equipment customers, themselves expanding and innovating in the segment to offer greater choice to consumers, sub-premium manufacturers have followed suit, giving wholesalers the opportunity to distribute higher margin products, and create a tiered range of products to address this segment.

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