Tag: 4×4 Tyres

Yokohama treads new ground with 4×4 range additions

Yokohama treads new ground with 4×4 range additions

21st August 2019 | 0 Comments

With SUVs and crossovers currently accounting for a third of the UK’s best-selling cars of 2019 to date, and with the demand for SUVs increasing, Yokohama has extended its range with additional 4x4 products and sizes – specifically the Geolandar X-CV G057.

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Yokohama wins Gatwick fleet fitment

Yokohama wins Gatwick fleet fitment

8th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama is to supply tyres to Heathrow-based Rushlift Ltd for its 450 strong fleet of Ground Support Equipment (GSE) based at Gatwick Airport. Operating in the second-busiest airport in the UK, Ruslift have selected Yokohama’s BluEarth-Van RY55 and Geolandar G015 A/T tyres.

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Falken OE on Jeep Gladiator in US

Falken OE on Jeep Gladiator in US

10th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Following Falken Tires’ recent selection as an original equipment (OE) supplier for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Falken tyres will also be OE on the 2020 Jeep Gladiator mid-sized pickup truck.

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Nexen adds to car, 4×4 line-ups

Nexen adds to car, 4×4 line-ups

28th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Following on from the two tyres launched last year, the N’Fera Sport and Winguard Sport 2 SUV, Nexen Tire has introduced further additions to its portfolio. The company presented the new pair, the Nexen N’Fera Primus and Nexen Roadian AT 4x4, at the Autopromotec show in Bologna this month.

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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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