Tag: Geneva Motor Show

Hankook tyre partner for Rinspeed microSNAP

Hankook tyre partner for Rinspeed microSNAP

18th March 2019 | 0 Comments

When Rinspeed presented its microSNAP, a vehicle system with interchangeable chassis and bodies, at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, eagle-eyed visitors may have spotted the display vehicle’s Hankook rubber. It wouldn’t wear anything else: Hankook Tire has been named official tyre partner to the microSNAP project, and the vehicle is kitted out in size 195/40R17 Hankook Ventus S1 evo tyres.

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Iconic British car brands fit Avon at Geneva Motor Show

Iconic British car brands fit Avon at Geneva Motor Show

8th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres feature on two British car models from David Brown Automotive and Morgan Motor Company at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show (7-17 March 2019).

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Bridgestone supply ologic technology tyres to Seat Minimó electric concept car

Bridgestone supply ologic technology tyres to Seat Minimó electric concept car

7th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Seat has chosen Bridgestone as its preferred tyre partner to equip its new Minimó electric concept car, presented at the Geneva Motor Show. Minimó sits on specially designed tyres that apply Bridgestone’s ologic technology. Anticipating the design lines of a tyre oriented towards micro-mobility and CASE (Connected Autonomous Share Electric) vehicles, the tyres were developed for the car brand at Bridgestone’s R&D Centre in Rome.

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Goodyear FACEs the future with new tyre concepts

Goodyear FACEs the future with new tyre concepts

28th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Goodyear’s latest concept tyre, introduced at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show in March, once again sees the company look forward in a bid to lead discussions relating to the future of mobility. However, this also has an inevitable impact on the future of the tyre industry – which is where Goodyear’s FACE (Fleet Autonomous Connected Electric) acronym comes in. More on that later. First, the headline grabbing products – the Oxygene and the EfficientGrip Performance with Electric Drive Technology.

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Cooper shows six-wheeler and first VW OE fitment tyres in Geneva

Cooper shows six-wheeler and first VW OE fitment tyres in Geneva

22nd March 2018 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe’s rugged Discoverer A/T3 Sport tyres took their place in the limelight at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, as part of the Chelsea Truck Company’s stand. The 88th Geneva Motor Show ran from 8-18 March and placed the Cooper brand in front of nearly 700,000 visitors and more than 10,000 of the world’s media.

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Apollo unveils Aspire XP summer car tyre

Apollo unveils Aspire XP summer car tyre

6th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Apollo has launched the Aspire XP in a total line-up of 52 SKUs, replacing Apollo's range of Aspire 4G and Apterra HP tyres. The new summer car tyre, which is available now, is being exhibited at the Geneva International Motor Show between 8 and 18 March. The Apollo Aspire XP is manufactured in Europe at the Apollo Vredestein plants in the Netherlands and Hungary.

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Leading marques considering Apollo as an OE supply partner

Leading marques considering Apollo as an OE supply partner

28th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Apollo Tyre’s continued attendance at the Geneva show is about more than just having a stand in a prominent position a high profile motoring event. And it’s about more than communicating the brand value of its Manchester United association or the merits of its latest marketing campaign too. Those things are clearly all in place but – as Tyres & Accessories learnt during the course of the 2017 Geneva Show – this event has always been about building OE relationships.

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Michelin supplies Pilot Sport 4 UHP tyres to Alpine A110

Michelin supplies Pilot Sport 4 UHP tyres to Alpine A110

20th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin will supply Pilot Sport 4 tyres to all 1,955 production models of the Alpine A110 First Edition. Exhibited at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the car is fitted with 205/40ZR18 front and 235/40ZR18 rear sizes. The Pilot Sport 4s were designed to complement the character of the car, with Michelin’s engineers completing the development process over two years and more than 3,000km on tracks including the Michelin Technology Center in Ladoux, Charade Circuit in France and at Idiada in Spain.

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IntelliGrip Urban: Goodyear’s smart tyre concept for future transport solutions

IntelliGrip Urban: Goodyear’s smart tyre concept for future transport solutions

14th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Goodyear is confident that on-demand transportation has a bright future, and at this year’s Geneva Motor Show it has presented its concept of what tyres for autonomous electric urban ride-sharing vehicles may look like.

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Bridgestone activates Olympic partnership for EMEA

Bridgestone activates Olympic partnership for EMEA

10th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s Olympic partnership was officially ‘activated’ within the EMEA region at the Geneva Motor Show this week. Paolo Ferrari, chief executive officer and president of Bridgestone EMEA, announced the partnership’s extension throughout the region at a press conference that was also attended by Christophe Dubi, the International Olympic Committee’s executive director of Olympic Games.

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F1 technology: Pirelli launches ‘coloured edition’ tyres

F1 technology: Pirelli launches ‘coloured edition’ tyres

9th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Have you ever gazed at your car’s tyres and thought “they’re just too black for my liking”? If your answer is yes, Pirelli has something you may be interested in. The company has brought a new tyre to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and it features sidewall colouring similar to that seen on Pirelli’s Formula 1 tyres. This new Pirelli coloured edition is an add-on to the P Zero and Winter Sottozero ranges, and utilises materials that ensure the colour remains vivid throughout the tyre’s life. Pirelli says coloured edition tyres can be obtained in any colour the customer wants.

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Pirelli launches Connesso integrated tyre sensor, app, cloud system

Pirelli launches Connesso integrated tyre sensor, app, cloud system

8th March 2017 | 0 Comments

While some firms used the Geneva Motor Show platform to communicate their vision for the future, Pirelli has launched some futuristic technology now in its Pirell Connesso system. In short, Pirelli Connesso is an integrated sensor, receiver, cloud and app platform that is designed to give motorists the most in-depth and near real-time status and service integration that has yet been offered.

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New Porsche 911 GT3 launched with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres

New Porsche 911 GT3 launched with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres

8th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Four in every five new Porsche 911 GT3s will be fitted with specially-developed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 N1 ultra-high-performance tyres, in 245/35 ZR20 front and 305/30 ZR20 rear sizes. The road-legal track tyre is a specially modified version developed as part of the ongoing technical partnership of the German car maker and Michelin – designated by the N1 marking. Compared to its N0 marked predecessor, Michelin says the Pilot Sport Cup 2 N1 offers improved lap times and stability, as well as more sporty handling. The new 911 GT3 was launched by Porsche at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Yokohama launches BluEarth-Es ES32 fuel efficient global standard tyre

Yokohama launches BluEarth-Es ES32 fuel efficient global standard tyre

8th March 2017 | 0 Comments

In addition to its new ultra-high performance product, Yokohama has launched a new fuel-efficient global standard tyre, the BluEarth-Es ES32 (BluEarth-Es). Available from this spring, the tyre will roll out initially in Europe, Asia and Oceania, with marketing to gradually expand to the Middle East and Latin American markets.

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Classic hit: Yokohama brings back the A008P

Classic hit: Yokohama brings back the A008P

8th March 2017 | 0 Comments

The Yokohama A008P was the first Yokohama Rubber tyre to gain OEM approval from Porsche. Shortly after its launch in 1989, the A008P was selected as an original equipment fitment on the Porsche 911 type 964. This initial Porsche homologation was a significant moment for Yokohama Rubber, and the Japanese manufacturer thus considers the A008P the product that “paved the way for Porsche’s steady use of Yokohama brand tyres." Now it’s back – Yokohama Rubber announced the return of the Yokohama A008P at a press conference during this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

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