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Commercial production starts at Nokian Tyres’ USA plant

Commercial production starts at Nokian Tyres’ USA plant

10th March 2020 | 0 Comments

After several months of test production, Nokian Tyres’ new factory in the USA has begun making tyres destined for retail sale. Now that the tyre maker has reached this milestone on schedule, it will steadily increase volume throughout the year and will continue growing it until reaching an annual capacity of four million tyres by 2023.

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A ‘more balanced’ portfolio: Nokian Tyres courts summer, all-season tyre buyers

A ‘more balanced’ portfolio: Nokian Tyres courts summer, all-season tyre buyers

3rd March 2020 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres has traditionally focused first and foremost on winter tyres, and these products currently account for around 70 per cent of the company’s passenger vehicle tyre business. But a reputation as a winter specialist means the brand hasn’t gained significant traction in markets where winter tyres find little favour, such as the UK. The tyre maker intends to rectify this.

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Goodyear develops all-season tyre with A-rated fuel efficiency

Goodyear develops all-season tyre with A-rated fuel efficiency

27th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Goodyear claims that it has achieved an industry first, having developed an all-season tyre with both the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) sidewall marking an A-rated fuel efficiency on the EU tyre label. The new tyre, which Goodyear confirmed to Tyres & Accessories is the third generation of its test-winning Vector 4Seasons line, was conducted jointly by Goodyear’s technology teams in Luxembourg and Germany, in conjunction with original equipment manufacturers, leveraging tread pattern developments present in its all-season lines for the replacement market, as well as new rubber compounding formulations.

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4×4 tyre sales remain strong, but SUV sub-segment growing twice as fast

4×4 tyre sales remain strong, but SUV sub-segment growing twice as fast

20th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Last month we heard that, according to the latest market data collated by analysts at GfK, both the value and the volume of the overall sell-out UK car tyre replacement market decreased in 2019. However, the value-rich SUV tyre sub-segment and its all-season tyre sub niche continue to show encouraging signs of growth. So, with this in mind, the March magazine’s SUV tyre feature takes a closer look at the latest trends in this particular market space.

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Vredestein: all-season SUV tyre trend favours our specialist range

Vredestein: all-season SUV tyre trend favours our specialist range

20th February 2020 | 0 Comments

In January GfK’s “panelmarket” identified SUV tyres and all-season tyres as top two growing sub-segments in 2019. Indeed, since all-season tyre sales have shot up 19 per cent in terms of value and 13 per cent up in volume, the UK market is now selling four times as many all-season tyres as winter tyres sold at their peak. Within this, high performance tyres and bigger size tyres, specifically 17-inch and over, are growing fastest (see separate article for further details).

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UK car drivers increasingly interested in all-season tyres

UK car drivers increasingly interested in all-season tyres

29th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Evidence from a number of market research sources concurs – increasing numbers of motorists are choosing all-season tyres for their cars. The first indication came from GfK data, which compared the percentage growth of all-season tyre sales reported by its UK panelmarket (in terms of volume and value) in 2018 with seasonal tyre sales during 2019. Winter tyre sales volumes were down 1 per cent last year. During the same period, winter tyre values fell three times faster (down 3 per cent).

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2019 UK car tyre stagnation, but strong all-season and SUV tyre growth

2019 UK car tyre stagnation, but strong all-season and SUV tyre growth

22nd January 2020 | 0 Comments

The combination of political disruption and Brexit uncertainty made 2019 a tough year for the UK economy in general, so it is not surprising to learn that this was reflected in the overall passenger car tyre replacement market. According to the latest sell-out UK tyre replacement market data collated by analysts at GfK, the headline news is that both the value and the volume of the decreased in 2019. But there are reasons for hope, with signs of growth remaining in the value-rich SUV tyre sub-segment and with evidence of strong growth in sales of all-season tyres.

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Giti expands seasonal tyre range with GitiAllSeasonCity

Giti expands seasonal tyre range with GitiAllSeasonCity

31st October 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has expanded its seasonal tyre range with the launch of the GitiAllSeasonCity, a passenger car tyre aimed at smaller A-C segment vehicles including the Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo. Initially available in European markets (but not in the UK) in 13 sizes from 165/70R14 to 195/55R16 across speed indices H and T, the tyre carries the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) symbol for approved fitment in markets with laws governing winter tyre use.

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Auto Bild: Bridgestone & Vredestein the “best tyres for the cold season”

Auto Bild: Bridgestone & Vredestein the “best tyres for the cold season”

24th October 2019 | 0 Comments

In the spring, Auto Bild looked at the wet and dry braking results from five of its latest summer and all-season tyre tests. Tyre brands that had participated in at least three tests received an average percentage value for all braking tests results, and based on these values the motoring magazine named Michelin its ‘Manufacturer of the Year’. With winter now approaching, Auto Bild has reached for its pocket calculator again to work out which products are “the best tyres for the cold season”.

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Giti Tire grows 3PMSF-certified CV tyre portfolio

Giti Tire grows 3PMSF-certified CV tyre portfolio

17th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has added a number of patterns to its independently accredited three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) range for the 2019/20 winter season, bringing the total number of options to 23.

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Vredestein launches upgrade to all-season campaign

Vredestein launches upgrade to all-season campaign

14th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein’s UK operation has launched a consumer-focused campaign promoting the use of all-season tyres. From 14 October to 31 December 2019, consumers upgrading to Vredestein’s award-winning range of Quatrac all-season tyres will be able to claim a £60 scrappage refund for the replaced tyres.

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ACE: All-season tyres still a compromise, but nevertheless a year-round alternative

ACE: All-season tyres still a compromise, but nevertheless a year-round alternative

10th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Consumers benefit from independent tyre tests, but the advice given is sometimes conflicting. Whereas Auto Bild declares that all-season tyres can provide a safe solution for year-round motoring, ACE still believes motorists must live with a compromise when choosing these products.

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Year-round all-rounders: Auto Bild tests its all-season tyre finalists

Year-round all-rounders: Auto Bild tests its all-season tyre finalists

9th October 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are like most UK motorists and want to drive year-round on the same set of tyres, then all-season tyres may well be the right choice for you. But is there such thing as a tyre that offers safe driving in every type of weather? After testing 31 all-season tyre models, Auto Bild believes there is.

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New Hankook all-season, winter van tyres

New Hankook all-season, winter van tyres

26th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Winter is on its way, and Hankook Tire has released two new tyres to keep vans on the move in the colder months. The Hankook Vantra ST AS2 is a completely new all-season tyre for vans and light commercial vehicles. Those who prefer a dedicated winter tyre can choose the Hankook Winter i*cept LV.

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Pirelli at the forefront of SUV tyre development

Pirelli at the forefront of SUV tyre development

29th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli describes recent SUV market growth as “one of the automotive trends that perhaps few people saw coming – given that the very top prestige brands are only just hopping on the bandwagon now”. However, Pirelli has always been at the forefront of all-terrain 4x4 and SUV tyre development.

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