Tag: original equipment

Audi Q8 factory-fitted with Hankook tyres in Europe, North America

Audi Q8 factory-fitted with Hankook tyres in Europe, North America

18th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Three Hankook tyre models have been chosen as original equipment for the new Audi Q8. Customers in Europe can receive their crossover fitted with a size 285/45 R21 113 Y XL Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV or, if selecting a winter tyre, the Winter i*cept evo 2 SUV in 285/45 R21 113 V XL. In North America, the Hankook Dynapro HP 2 Plus will be an original equipment tyre for the Audi Q8 in sizes 275/50 R20 113H X, 285/45 R21 113H XL and 285/40 R22 110H XL. Hankook Tire reports that further dimensions will follow.

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Giti extends VW MQB-A0 platform OE supply with T-Cross fitment

Giti extends VW MQB-A0 platform OE supply with T-Cross fitment

13th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire will supply the GitiSynergyE1 in size 205/60R16 92H to the VW T-Cross. The T-Cross is built for the European market on the MQB-A0 small car platform in Pamplona, Spain alongside the Seat Arona Compact Crossover and VW Polo, for which the tyre manufacturer already supplies OE tyres in the same pattern.

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Michelin tyres OE on Harley-Davidson’s electric LiveWire

Michelin tyres OE on Harley-Davidson’s electric LiveWire

9th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Harley-Davidson has gone and made itself an electric motorcycle – and Michelin has developed tyres to fit the ‘e-hog’. Michelin Scorcher Sport tyres have been selected as original equipment for the new Harley-Davidson LiveWire.

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Michelin accompanies Bugatti beyond 300 mph

Michelin accompanies Bugatti beyond 300 mph

6th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Last month, a Bugatti Chiron became the first near production car in the world to break the 300 mph barrier, after reaching an independently verified speed of 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h) at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany. The Chiron wore Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 – the world’s fastest street legal tyre – for the speed record attempt.

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Two Falken tyres chosen for new Toyota Corolla

Two Falken tyres chosen for new Toyota Corolla

30th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken is supplying original equipment tyres to the new Toyota Corolla, available since March 2019. The new vehicles will be fitted with the Ziex ZE914B Ecorun in sizes 225/40R18 92 W XL and 225/45R17 91W, and the Sincera SN832B tyre in size 205/55R16 91V. The tyres are manufactured at the SRI plant in Turkey and fitted at the Toyota plants in Castle Donington in the UK and Sarkaya in Turkey.

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Nexen Tire hires ex-Porsche specialist to head premium OE tyre development

Nexen Tire hires ex-Porsche specialist to head premium OE tyre development

29th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Michael Haupt, formerly a tyre development specialist at Porsche, has been appointed head of the ‘Premium OE’ business sector at the recently-opened Nexen Central Research Institute (Nexen univerCITY). In his new position, Haupt will be responsible for creating premium tyres for OEM customers.

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Linglong Tire signs cooperation agreement with Geely

Linglong Tire signs cooperation agreement with Geely

29th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The relationship between Shandong Linglong Tire and vehicle manufacturer Geely Auto Group has deepened with the signing of a comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement. Guan Yu, vice president of Geely Auto, and Wang Feng, chairman of Linglong Tire, signed the agreement on 26 August.

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Customised P Zero Trofeo R tyres for newest Pagani

Customised P Zero Trofeo R tyres for newest Pagani

13th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Pagani has a new hypercar, and once again Pirelli has been assigned to take care of the tyres. Of course, not just any tyre will do – Pirelli has developed a version of its most performance-focused road tyre specifically for the Pagani Huayra Roadster BC. The P Zero Trofeo R will be fitted as original equipment on the Huayra Roadster BC in size 265/30 R20 at the front and 355/25 R21 behind.

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Hankook tyres for Ford Explorer

Hankook tyres for Ford Explorer

12th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire has extended its original equipment supply activities, this time in North America with tyres for the new 2020 Ford Explorer. America’s best-selling SUV will wear Hankook Kinergy GT all-season tyres in size 255/65R18.

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Latest Triumph Rocket 3 wearing Avon tyres

Latest Triumph Rocket 3 wearing Avon tyres

6th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The latest Triumph Rocket 3 has arrived, complete with a 2,500cc engine – the largest ever seen on a production motorcycle. It’s also the torquiest production bike ever made. This power and torque meet the road through the new Cobra Chrome from Avon Tyres.

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Tiger Trailers selects Xlite as OE wheel for lightweight Clearspan Curtainsider

Tiger Trailers selects Xlite as OE wheel for lightweight Clearspan Curtainsider

24th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Xlite forged aluminium wheels have been selected as the OE fitment for a new lightweight tri-axle Clearspan Curtainsider trailer from Tiger Trailers, which is 500kg lighter than its conventional equivalent. The trailer will allow operators to carry a greater payload of up to 29.5 tonnes. Reducing weight on vehicles is a key factor for increasing the sustainability and profitability of fleet operations.

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Kumho exclusive OE tyre partner for Kia Seltos

Kumho exclusive OE tyre partner for Kia Seltos

17th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The Kia range recently grew with the arrival of the Seltos. The compact SUV officially debuted in India on 20 June, and in addition to spearheading Kia’s planned growth in that market, Seltos models will be exported around the world. The Seltos is heading our away soon and will reach Europe from September. It will be wearing Kumho tyres when it arrives in showrooms.

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Evolved Michelin Air X tyre homologated for E170

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Following a rigorous battery of tests, Embraer has approved a new version of the Michelin Air X radial as original equipment for its Embraer E170. The Michelin Air X M19602 is thus now available for the Embraer E170 main gear.

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STARCO upgrading wheel production to meet OE ambitions

STARCO upgrading wheel production to meet OE ambitions

5th July 2019 | 0 Comments

When tourists visit Croatia, they don't come to Beli Manastir. The sleepy town of around 8,000 inhabitants is about as distant as you can get from Croatia's bustling beach resorts and still stay within the country's borders. But Beli Manastir's lack of package holiday cred doesn't matter a jot to STARCO - instead of bringing the world to Beli Manastir, it is taking Beli Manastir to the world.

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John Deere partnership: Continental tyres gain OE approval

John Deere partnership: Continental tyres gain OE approval

4th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Customers purchasing tractors from the John Deere 6MC, 6RC, 6M and 6R ranges can now opt for delivery with Continental Tractor75 and Tractor85 tyres. A total of 30 different tyre sizes have been approved for the mid-size tractor model.

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