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Ford Puma Crowned 2020 What Car? Car of the Year

16th January 2020 | 0 Comments

What Car? has named the new Ford Puma as its 2020 Car of the Year during its 43rd annual awards ceremony. The first Ford to use the Puma name in almost 20 years, it took the top prize after triumphing in the Small SUV category, where it saw off competition from models including the Audi Q2 and Skoda Kamiq.

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Asahi Kasei opens Michigan office

10th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Materials maker Asahi Kasei America has opened an office in Novi, Michigan to reach out to the automotive industry in North America. In North America, Asahi Kasei manufactures and sells car interior materials, compound resins, and battery separators, as well as electronic components for the automotive industry.

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New Mercedes-Geely JV is good for both, GlobalData

10th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Following the announcement that Mercedes-Benz and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group have formally established the global joint venture (JV) ‘smart Automobile Co., Ltd’ for the Smart brand after receiving the necessary regulatory approvals, David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:

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NFDA, DWF, KPMG, Global Data and SMMT reactions to 2019 car registration figures

NFDA, DWF, KPMG, Global Data and SMMT reactions to 2019 car registration figures

6th January 2020 | 0 Comments

While the 2019 UK car registration figures are clear that the market declined last year, various sources gave differing views as to what are the most important trends and what should be done.

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UK car registrations fall to 2013 levels

UK car registrations fall to 2013 levels

6th January 2020 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined in 2019, with annual registrations falling for the third consecutive year. According to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 2,311,140 units were registered in 2019, representing a -2.4 per cent decline. The market fell -6.8 per cent in 2018 and -5.7 per cent in 2017. This means the 2019 market is the lowest since 2013 when 2,264,737 were registered (see diagram). Representatives from industry associations and market analysts said the turbulent market reacted to weak business and consumer confidence, general political and economic instability and confusion over clean air zones.

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Collaborations and consolidation in global auto industry will continue in 2020

19th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the news that the boards of PSA Group and Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) have signed off on plans to combine operations and create a leading global group; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:

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UK new car market falls -1.3% in November

UK new car market falls -1.3% in November

6th December 2019 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market fell -1.3% in November, with 156,621 models registered, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In November, the decline was driven primarily by weak private demand, registrations down -6.1%, while the business market also fell, down -3.2%, but fleet registrations fared better, up 2.8%. For the second consecutive month, total alternatively fuelled vehicle (AFV) registrations reached a record market share, with more than one in 10 cars joining UK roads either hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electric – equivalent to 16,052 cars.

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BPW offers AirSave tyre pressure system

BPW offers AirSave tyre pressure system

3rd December 2019 | 0 Comments

BPW is now delivering the AirSave tyre pressure system, claiming that it pays for itself in the first year. The effectiveness of the company’s intelligent tyre pressure control system saves costs was tested in practice with transport companies: "The purchase pays for itself astonishingly quickly", said Alfred Weyres, owner and managing director of Alfred Weyres Spedition GmbH. "The system ensures a permanently optimised roll resistance; fuel economy is clear – and added is the considerably longer tyre mileage. Because the fabric carcass is conserved, the system also optimises retreadability."

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Goodyear OE on Tesla Cyber Truck?

Goodyear OE on Tesla Cyber Truck?

27th November 2019 | 0 Comments

During the last week Elon Musk and Tesla have been busily promoting their latest innovation – the Cyber Truck. The combination of its angular design and hugely powerful drivetrain will certainly turn heads. And, if the initial orders are anything to go by, it is set to be very disruptive in the growing SUV/pickup sector. Indeed, during the first 72 hours after the Cyber Truck’s launch 300,000 vehicles were pre-ordered – enough to put the Cyber Truck in the top 10 for annual US sales.

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Bridgestone OE on Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX

Bridgestone OE on Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX

26th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres have been selected as original equipment on the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX sport tourer motorcycle.

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Pirelli exclusively supplying OE on new Aston Martin DBX

Pirelli exclusively supplying OE on new Aston Martin DBX

22nd November 2019 | 0 Comments

After three years of close collaboration with Aston Martin’s, the prestige carmaker has announced that it is exclusively fitting the new Aston Martin DBX with a range of three Pirelli tyres. According to the company, the P Zero for the DBX has been developed to offer “the best possible performance and handling”, while the Scorpion Zero AS will go off-road, and the Scorpion Winter delivers “safety and performance even in in winter conditions, with the same dynamic drive as experienced in summer”.

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Ultra-Seal exceeds expectations in 2019 trials

Ultra-Seal exceeds expectations in 2019 trials

20th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Ultra-Seal reports that “an increasing number of customers” are being convinced of the tyre sealant’s benefits in terms of cost savings, reducing breakdowns and decreasing CO2 emissions. According to the company, both current and new customers are reducing tyre-related breakdowns by 50-75 per cent and increasing tyre life “substantially”.

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Weakness in Western European trailer market becoming clearer

18th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Since the last report in May, Clear market research analysts are now reporting that several West European economies have had their forecasts for 2019/20 economic growth downgraded yet again. In the first six months trailer demand was up by 0.4 per cent but a fall of 14.9 per cent is forecast for the second half. As a result, the market will be down 6.6 per cent for the year.

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Goodyear OE on new Renault Captur

Goodyear OE on new Renault Captur

11th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Renault’s best-selling SUV is fitted with Goodyear’s 215/55 R18 95H EfficientGrip Performance tyres, after being chosen as one of the main tyre suppliers. Goodyear will also supply 215/60 R17 96H EfficientGrip Performance tyres.

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Yokohama OE on 2020 Chrysler Voyager

Yokohama OE on 2020 Chrysler Voyager

24th October 2019 | 0 Comments

In the USA, Yokohama Avid S34RV tyres have been selected as OE on the 2020 Chrysler Voyager. The fitment covers the North American market, including Canada and Mexico, in size 235/65R17 104T. The Voyager is now available for purchase.

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