Toyo’s off-road tyre range was put through its paces at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, as some of motorsport’s off-road stars completed demonstration runs in the activities field and up the famous hill-climb.
Australian chassis specialist SuperPro has launched two new rear suspension products on Isuzu Rodeo and D-max Pick-up trucks. Developed and tested in Australia, where both commercial vehicles enjoy popularity. SuperPro has developed a combined bush, shackle and pivot pin kit to help extend the life and improve the performance of rear leaf springs fitted to […]
FIFA World Cup sponsor Continental Tyres has embarked on a national roadshow that aims to take a little piece of Brazil to football fans across England. For this ‘Road to Rio’ campaign, the tyre maker has teamed up with Isuzu Truck (UK), which has donated an Isuzu Grafter 3.5 tonne truck to transport Fuleco, the official Brazil 2014 mascot, from town to town. The roadshow began in Liverpool on 11 March and was launched by former Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler, a Road to Rio Ambassador for Continental Tyres. Road to Rio will continue until 11 May.
Toyo Tires will be the technical partner to Isuzu UK for the pick-up truck manufacturer’s team in the Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship (BCCC) 2014. The deal means the Japanese manufacturer’s motorsport team will supply the Isuzu UK rally team with tyres all season, as well as advising on set-up and usage.
General Tire has enhanced its already extensive range of 4×4 tyres by announcing the return of their legendary Grabber Mud Terrain tyre.
Aimed at both the professional and enthusiast consumer the Grabber Mud Terrain is a true off-road tyre, with a number of features and benefits. These include an aggressive open pattern design including stone ejector ribs, an aggressive open shoulder design and a rugged, 3 ply carcass construction giving excellent durability.
The Sibur Group has sold tyres through its Sibur-Russian Tyres subsidiary for the past eight years, but now it has also turned its attention to other vehicle components. In late June the group’s “Plastic JSC” operation signed a letter of intent with the Sollers group, a Russian manufacturer that produces Fiat, Isuzu and SsanYong vehicles under licence. The focus of the letter is to indentify the main direction future cooperation between these two parties could take in respect to the production and supply of automotive components.
Sole UK distributor of General Tire, Micheldever Southam Tyres, has added 255/60 to its list of 18-inch Grabber UHP fitments. The 255/60 R18 Grabber UHP is an application for Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover, Isuzu Rodeo and Mitsubishi L200 vehicles.
The Rodeo, Isuzu’s new, robust 4×4 vehicle, is fitted with KYB shock absorbers as original equipment front and rear. As well as enhancing off-road performance on any type of terrain, the suspension system is designed for high levels of comfort, driver control and handling. KYB has OE contracts with numerous vehicle manufacturers and the company says that one in every four new cars is fitted with KYB shock absorbers as original equipment.
Banner Batteries has expanded its range of Power Bull batteries with products designed to cover virtually all Asian car models. This includes the following marques: Chevrolet (Daewoo), Daihatsu, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ssangyong, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota.
Power Bull batteries, which incorporate Banner calcium/calcium technology, recently performed well in the Stiftung Warentest of 16 international brand batteries; the Power Bull was named winner for best service life with minimum water consumption and self discharge.