A study has revealed 11 per cent, or 3.74 million, of drivers have seriously damaged their own car while looking for a space to park over the past 12 months. On average they have been left with a whopping £396 repair bill to fix their mishap.
Starting in April 2018, Yokohama tyres are being fitted as original equipment to Škoda Kodiaq SUVs produced and sold in Russia. The Yokohama BluEarth-A AE-50 is being supplied in two sizes, 235/55R18 100V and 215/65R17 99V.
Nexen Tire is supplying itsN’blue HD Plus tyre to Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda. The company’s N’blue HD Plus in size 215/45R17 91W will be fitted to the upgraded Volkswagen Polo. The same tyre in sizes 205/60R16 92V and 215/60R16 95V was selected for the Volkswagen T-Roc, a new compact SUV manufactured in Portugal.
Czech car maker Skoda, part of the VW Group since 1991, has chosen Falken Ecorun for its Superb saloon model. The most popular mid-size car is now fitted with Falken‘s Ziex ZE914 Ecorun tyres as standard.
The new Superb features a Euro 6 engine and is up to 30 per cent more economical on fuel. Falken believes Skoda’s choice of Ziex Ecorun rubber as its OEM tyres, supplied by Falken Tyre Europe to the production facility at Kvasiny in the Czech Republic in size 215/55R17 94W ZE914 A EC fits this philosophy.
Sailun recently invited a number of key customers from across the country to experience the performance of its tyres in track-day conditions. The event, run in association with well-known national wholesaler, Bond International was held at the Everyman Racing Driving Experience in Prestwold near Loughborough in Leicestershire. As well as being an excellent opportunity to demonstrate its products, the Sailun track day also presented the opportunity to take part in Bond International’s 50th Anniversary celebrations which are taking place this year.
The growing popularity of 100 per cent road-going SUVs and CUVs is a recurring theme for Tyres & Accessories, and the latest report from Glass’s suggests that the used car market is increasingly amenable to some of the less lauded names in this field. Budget “soft-roaders”, as they are categorised in the survey, from less […]
The market launch for the latest-generation Škoda Superb is imminent, and Continental reports that two of its tyre models have been selected as original equipment on the luxury saloon. The ContiEcoContact 5 and ContiPremiumContact 5 have both been approved for fitment on the Škoda flagship. Effective immediately, size 215/55 R 17 V versions of the two tyre lines will be shipped to Škoda’s plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic.
Škoda has produced their 17 millionth vehicle. The jubilee car – a Škoda Rapid Spaceback in ‘Corrida Red’ – ran off the production line at the Škoda headquarters in Mladá Boleslav. The vehicle is going to a customer in Germany. This production milestone is a highlight of the Czech carmaker’s successful growth strategy. In 2014 Škoda manufactured and sold more than 1 million cars for the first time during a single year in the company’s 120-year history. Over the coming years, Škoda plans to increase sales to at least 1.5 million per year.
JATO Dynamics’ latest report suggests that the European new car market is showing no sign of slowing down. July sales are up 5.4 per cent year-on-year, with the majority of Europe’s bigger markets in positive growth for the month. The five largest markets have all grown year-to-date.
A lot has been going on at Nexen this year. Much of this activity has been taking place within the European market. And more still was going on during the weeks before, during and after the Essen Show.
Less than two weeks before the exhibition opened the company highlighted its recent progress with first quarter results punching above the company’s weight. During the exhibition the company was ostensibly there to display examples from its range and launch three new products – the N’blue HD Plus, Winguard SnowG and Winguard WT1(see textbox for more about what was actually presented in Essen). But it quickly transpired that there is more than this going on.