Tyre comparison website Tyre Reviews has put ten popular tyres for performance cars to the test, making the brand-new Continental SportContact 7 a winner in its first outing on the independent assessment circuit. Reviewer Jonathan Benson fitted the ten tyre combinations to a BMW-powered Toyota Supra in sizes 255/35 R19 (front) and 275/35 R19 (rear) for the test, which he conducted over nine disciplines at Conti’s Contidrom facility. Given that the tyre was proven at the circuit, and is at least 12 months newer than any other product in this test, it is perhaps a little unsurprising that the SportContact 7 prevailed, but with reasonably comfortable first-place finishes in the dry and wet handling and braking tests, Tyre Reviews concludes that the tyre sets “a new standard for the UUHP segment.”
Nankang has launched a new winter tyre developed exclusively for the European cold season. The Winter Activa SV-4 will be available on the European market from the third quarter. The tyre will initially be available in 20 sizes from 13 to 21 inches. A second phase with additional sizes will follow during 2022.
Nankang Rubber Tire has opened a new showroom at Nürburgring Boulevard, as part of the ATOMIC-SHOP Motorsport Showroom. The manufacturer, which produces racing tyres for global motorsport codes, is the first Taiwanese manufacturer to have a showroom at the Nürburgring.
Nankang Tyre has launched two tyre games for Android and iOS mobile devices: Tyre Maker and Tyre Run. Both are available free to download worldwide on Android and iOS. The Taiwan tyre manufacturer says part of the purpose of the apps is “to relieve the boredom of being stuck at home due to COVID-19.” The games were developed in collaboration with digital design company King One Design. Users can download Tyre Maker here on iOS devices, or here on Android devices, while Tyre Run is available here (iOS) or here (Android).
Nankang Tyre UK has warned consumers to avoid what it calls “illegal grey compound tyres.” According to the company, an unspecified number of Nankang-branded car and SUV tyres that were “produced for a theatre show” and designed solely for low-speed use on wooden flooring have entered the UK market and are being offered for sale. It stresses that these tyres were not imported by Nankang Tyre UK and are thus not covered by any type of warranty. They are not approved for use on UK roads.
With just over two months to go before Tyrexpo Africa 2018 opens in Johannesburg, South Africa in early April, Singapore-based organiser SingEx has confirmed the participation of several global brands in the tyre, tyre repair equipment and tyre accessories. More than 100 international companies will be exhibiting at the event, with what the organiser describes as a significant number making their debut at the exhibition.
The 15th edition of the China International Tire Expo (CITExpo), and its second at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, opened its two-hall, 40,000sqm exhibition space at a time of uncertainty for the Chinese tyre industry – especially the aspirational medium and small sized companies the show tends to attract as exhibitors. Two factors that promise to change the shape of the industry provided a backdrop for the show: in Europe, the European Commission announced its intention to initiate an anti-dumping proceeding focusing on imports of truck and bus tyres originating in the People’s Republic, prompted by the “coalition against unfair tyres imports,” a group representing the interests of manufacturers accounting for more than 45 per cent of all new and retreaded truck and bus tyre production in the European Union. Meanwhile in China, the government’s crackdown on certain factories for environmental reasons looks likely to affect some tyre manufacturers’ pricing structure at best, and ability to continue to operate at worst. Tyres & Accessories spoke to one representative who suggested that some factories could struggle to meet demands as the availability of raw materials for tyre production is affected by the state mandated closures.
The 15th edition of the China International Tire Expo has opened at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. Exhibitors at the show comprise a mix of growing tyre manufacturers from the Chinese market, international trading companies, wheel suppliers and others, while. In addition to Chinese industry players, Europe is represented by UK distributor Oak Tyres’ Davanti tyre brand, FM Tyres from the Netherlands, and Italian distributor Franco Gomme, while Singapore’s Stamford Tyres and Taiwan’s Nankang add to the international exhibitor base. The internationalism of the show is also reflected in the visitors arriving today from five continents.
The leading Taiwanese tyre manufactures are reportedly planning to raise prices by between 8-12 per cent during 2017. According to local news reports, the price hike is a reaction to the jump in synthetic rubber and natural rubber prices.
Taiwanese tyre manufacturer, Nankang Rubber Tire is to give its Sportnex AS-2+, which has achieved an A for wet braking performance on the European tyre label, its Reifen Show debut in Essen between 24 and 27 May 2016.
According to the company, the AS-2+ came out in September 2015, replacing its predecessor (the AS-2) and is available in 29 sizes.
In Nankang’s 50 year history, the tyre manufacturer has gained many landmark technical achievements in high performance tyres; it became the first Taiwanese tyre company to produce W-rated tyres, and 22” and 24” sizes. While the company produces a wide range of sizes for small commuter cars, its eponymous UK distributor enjoys a strong motorsport focus, epitomised by the NS-2R road-legal track tyre.
In its annual winter tyre performance survey, German motoring publication AutoBild narrows a wide field of 49 winter tyres and two all-season tyres with wet and snow braking measurements before conducting a full test of a range of characteristics. 19 tyres made it through to the 2015/16 season test, conducted using the tyre size 185/60 R15.
Nankang Tyre UK was glad that 4WD Gymkhana driver, Jake ‘Wrecking Ball’ Archer didn’t live up to his nickname on a visit to the firm. Archer drove his 500bhp Subaru Impreza at full throttle around the company’s warehouse earlier this year, and the Birmingham-based star has released a video of the event on his website.
Nankang Tyre UK handed over the keys to the first Citroen DS3 in their new “Cool as Ice” dealer reward scheme to Basingstoke Value Tyres owner Gary Benwell. The car is being offered as a dealer reward to Nankang Performance Centres across the UK, giving dealers a brand new Citroen DS3 ICE for free. Gary […]
Nankang Tyre UK, the distributor of Nankang brand tyres, is to offer a range of prizes in a competition marking its partnership with the filmic return of the Road Warrior, Mad Max: Fury Road. The top prize, a Supercar Track experience for two adults at Monza, including return flights, private airport transfers and three nights in luxury accommodation in Milan, is joined in the giveaway by merchandise sets, Mad Max trilogy bluray boxsets and Odeon cinema vouchers. Visitors to the Nankang Tyre UK website can enter the prize draw here.