Tag: SUV tyres

Yokohama wins SEMA award

5th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced its Best New Products Award winners this morning at the 2019 SEMA Show. SEMA’s annual New Product Awards competition recognizes outstanding achievements in the development of products being introduced to the automotive specialty-equipment market at the SEMA Show. Products are judged in 16 award categories, and each category has one winner and two runners-up.

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Comforser exclusively available from Micheldever

Comforser exclusively available from Micheldever

1st October 2019 | 0 Comments

Exclusively available from Micheldever Tyre Services, Comforser purports to offer the discerning SUV driver with a range that signifies great value for money to the consumer. Comforser, is a brand of Shandong New Continent Tire Co. Ltd. According to the company, the manufacturer is committed to building UHP and SUV tyres that deliver “a range that are quiet, comfortable and harnesses outstanding driving performance on- or off-road”.

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Winter specialist Nokian ‘missed the point’ in ams tyre test

Winter specialist Nokian ‘missed the point’ in ams tyre test

16th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Auto motor und sport has taken a look at winter tyres for compact SUVs in its latest comparative test. The tyre size it evaluated is 215/55 R17, a dimension worn by the VW T-Roc test vehicle as well as the Audi Q2, Fiat 500x, Hyundai Kona and others. The German magazine’s experts subjected 11 brands of tyre to various tests in wet, dry and snow conditions, with performance in each of these three areas contributing 30 per cent to the final result. The remaining ten per cent came from rolling resistance and tyre/road noise performance.

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Nokian: Two new SUV tyres

Nokian: Two new SUV tyres

9th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Drivers of SUVs and crossovers will soon be able to fit their vehicles with tyres based upon the 2018-launched Nokian Powerproof and Wetproof ranges. Nokian Tyres says it developed the Powerproof SUV and Wetproof SUV to meet a “growing demand for premium SUV tyres”. Both products will be available from spring 2020.

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Recent all-terrain pattern extends Kumho 4×4 range

Recent all-terrain pattern extends Kumho 4×4 range

29th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho’s 4x4 tyre range has was recently extended by the addition of the Road Venture AT61 tyre. While there are a range of Kumho 4x4 products from which to choose, the majority of requirements are covered by on-road products as the Crugen HP91 and KL33, plus the cross-functional Road Venture patterned MT51 and newly-launched AT61. Between them they cover everything from such top end SUVs as the Range Rover and BMW X5 to the ever-popular Land Rover Defender.

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Pirelli at the forefront of SUV tyre development

Pirelli at the forefront of SUV tyre development

29th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli describes recent SUV market growth as “one of the automotive trends that perhaps few people saw coming – given that the very top prestige brands are only just hopping on the bandwagon now”. However, Pirelli has always been at the forefront of all-terrain 4x4 and SUV tyre development.

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4×4 and SUV product mix shifting towards budget tyres

4×4 and SUV product mix shifting towards budget tyres

27th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Larger capacity, increased comfort in the cabin and multi-terrain capabilities are just some of the reasons why motorists are continuing to choose SUVs when purchasing a new vehicle. Indeed, SUVs and crossovers currently account for a third of the UK’s best-selling cars list of 2019 to date, with offerings from Nissan, Ford and Kia among the biggest sellers.

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Yokohama treads new ground with 4×4 range additions

Yokohama treads new ground with 4×4 range additions

21st August 2019 | 0 Comments

With SUVs and crossovers currently accounting for a third of the UK’s best-selling cars of 2019 to date, and with the demand for SUVs increasing, Yokohama has extended its range with additional 4x4 products and sizes – specifically the Geolandar X-CV G057.

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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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Avon introduces AX7 for crossovers and SUVs

Avon introduces AX7 for crossovers and SUVs

15th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres is launching its third generation of all-terrain performance tyre, the Avon AX7. This latest addition to the Avon line-up is aimed at crossovers and SUVs of all sizes and is available in eight sizes for 16- to 20-inch rim diameters.

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Toyo Tires approves USA factory expansion

Toyo Tires approves USA factory expansion

12th July 2019 | 0 Comments

One of the outcomes of today’s Board of Directors meeting at Toyo Tire Corporation is the decision to invest in ramping up capacity at the company’s tyre factory in North America. Approximately 7 billion yen (£51.6 million) will be invested in this project.

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2018 a ‘turning point’ for Falken – Bögner

2018 a ‘turning point’ for Falken – Bögner

26th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Markus Bögner, COO and president, Falken Tyre Europe, has told Tyres & Accessories that the brand reached a “turning point” in 2018, marked by “strong sales in an increasingly competitive market, with volumes exceeding expectations.” He said that the “Falken brand has become a genuine player in the premium tyre field, with OE sales continuing to grow over the past two to three years, particularly with premium manufacturers.

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Falken Azenis FK510 wins Porsche Macan approval

Falken Azenis FK510 wins Porsche Macan approval

14th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken has won original equipment approval from Porsche, demonstrating the increasing premiumisation of the Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ brand. Falken is supplying the current generation of the Porsche Macan with the SUV version of the Falken Azenis FK510 in sizes 235/60R18 and 255/55R18. The tyres are rated W for speed (up to 270 km/h) and have load indexes of 103 and 105 respectively.

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General Grabber AT3 recommended for BMW X5

General Grabber AT3 recommended for BMW X5

24th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The General Tire brand has been approved as original equipment (OE) fitment for the latest BMW X5, according to Continental Tyre South Africa. The manufacturer reports that the all-terrain Grabber AT3 has been recommended in size 275/45 R20 110V XL on the Bavarian automaker's latest X range model for its optional 'Off-Road Package'.

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‘A compromise of the compromise’ – Vredestein wins all-season tyre test

‘A compromise of the compromise’ – Vredestein wins all-season tyre test

10th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Past tyre tests have on occasion presented all-season tyres as a compromise solution, a jack of all trades but master of none. But is this always the case? German car magazine Auto Bild Allrad doesn’t think so – in its current test of seven size 235/55 R19 SUV tyres, the publication opines that all-season products are no longer a “lazy compromise”. While noting that a single tyre that can do everything well at all times of year still doesn’t exist, Auto Bild Allrad found one that came close.

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