Cooper Tire Europe has launched a new all-terrain, all-season SUV tyre – the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 Sport 2. The tyre balances on-road stability and off-road capability. It carries the Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake and M+S ratings for harsh winter conditions and slippery surfaces.
Davanti marked its fifth anniversary with its first international dealer conference at the end of February. The tyre brand hosted more than 150 attendees by Everton Football Club’s Goodison Park, where it’s development director Gary Cross took the opportunity to announce its upcoming products, including range extensions and what might be called the second generation of Davanti tyres given the new naming conventions first introduced in the Wintoura winter tyre and Terratoura all-terrain 4×4 tyre ranges. Davanti sales director for UK and Ireland Sean Maddocks also presented observations on tyre markets, the development of the brand’s global dealer network over the past five years, and its commercial partnerships including the renewal of its official brand partnership with Everton FC.
Devon General Tire Performance Partner, TyreMarks of Tavistock, is supplying volunteer-led Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team with 4×4 and SUV tyres. General Tire and TyreMarks have provided a set of Grabber AT3 all-terrain tyres to the search and rescue team to ensure they can carry out their work safely, responding to emergencies on the wild and remote uplands of Dartmoor. It has also saved the team hundreds of pounds in charitable donations that are used to fund the service.
Kumho’s 4×4 tyre range has was recently extended by the addition of the Road Venture AT61 tyre. While there are a range of Kumho 4×4 products from which to choose, the majority of requirements are covered by on-road products as the Crugen HP91 and KL33, plus the cross-functional Road Venture patterned MT51 and newly-launched AT61. Between them they cover everything from such top end SUVs as the Range Rover and BMW X5 to the ever-popular Land Rover Defender.
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 4×4 and SUV tyre development.
Textron’s new Wildcat XX will roll on CST Behemoth tyres, the latest addition to the manufacturer’s off-road portfolio. Designed in collaboration with racing legend Robby Gordon, the Wildcat XX is a 1000cc off-road racer with features to conquer rocks, ruts or ravines. The Wildcat XX needed a tyre to match its all-round capabilities, and that is why Textron turned to the Behemoth, CST states.
Maxxis’ original equipment portfolio in the all-terrain vehicle sector gives the manufacturer some authority when it comes to the ATV tyre market. The company says it is “in a perfect position to monitor and react” to trends in the “growing” segment.
Last winter, extreme cold weather in the UK and Europe caused chaos on and off road, making the increased mobility offered by 4x4s an attractive proposition. It is into this context that Davanti will launch its new Terratoura.
Pirelli has added the All Terrain Plus to its Scorpion SUV/4×4 tyre line. The Scorpion All Terrain Plus takes the overall performance of its predecessor up a level thanks to the new aggressive block tread pattern, offering better traction on grass and mud.
Since launching with the mass-market focused DX390 and high performance DX640 in 2015, UK based Davanti Tyres has developed and tuned its range to target expansion into global markets. Last year the company produced its first winter tyres to increase its ability to access customers in the northern hemisphere, especially those countries with legislation requiring the fitment of cold weather tread. Now, in a press launch event at Millbrook, where development partner Tread has been testing for the brand, Davanti has brought to market another fitment designed to increase its reach into global markets, the all-terrain Terratoura, in 10 initial sizes between 15 and 17 inches.
It was a victory for Goodyear in the all-season SUV tyre test published by Auto Bild Allrad this month. The publication voted the Vector 4Seasons SUV Gen-2 the winner of its six-tyre comparative evaluation, honouring the Goodyear rubber with the only ‘exemplary’ rating of the test.
Kumho has designed a “futuristic” all-terrain tyre for the innovative Hyundai Carlino compact SUV unveiled at Auto Expo 2016 in Delhi. The tyre, designed in collaboration with the South Korean car manufacturer, has been engineered to adapt to all manner of surfaces while maintaining optimum grip. With strong on- and off-road performance, the Kumho-shod Carlino […]
Less than eight months after its North American market launch, BFGoodrich Tires reports having sold more than one million All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyres. An initial range of 12 sizes was brought to market in November 2014, and the current line-up of 40 sizes will grow to more than 61 sizes when the range expansion is completed in the coming months.
Toyo has launched its new Open Country AT Plus tyre in an event at the Hungaroring. The versatile new all-terrain tyre was demonstrated on what Toyo calls one of the most demanding off-road courses in Europe, as well as completing a series of tarmac challenges. The tyre was fitted to a variety of 4×4 and off-road vehicles too, including the Volkswagen Touraeg and Audi Q3 SUVs, and the Toyota Land Cruiser, Volkswagen Amarok and Isuzu D-Max.