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Cooper launches all-season tyre for SUVs and pick-ups

Cooper launches all-season tyre for SUVs and pick-ups

23rd July 2018 | 0 Comments

A brand new all-season tyre for SUVs and light duty pick-ups – the Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S – has joined Cooper Tire Europe’s range for cold weather conditions.

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SUVs the largest car segment in Europe in 2016

SUVs the largest car segment in Europe in 2016

8th February 2017 | 0 Comments

The European car industry boomed in 2016 - with new car registrations for the year totalling 15.14 million units, a 6.5 per cent increase when compared to 2015. This is the second highest volume seen since 2007 when total registrations exceeded 16 million units. In addition, the results also demonstrate that the SUV take-up trend continues to boom. In fact, the switch to SUVs was the clearest car sector trend in 2016. To be precise, the European SUV sector grew 21.4 per cent last year, increasing from 3.2 million units registered in 2015 to 3.9 million last year. In contrast, the traditional segments grew by just 2.2 per cent – 10 times slower!

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Falken supplies tyres for Seat’s first SUV

Falken supplies tyres for Seat’s first SUV

9th June 2016 | 0 Comments

Falken Tyre Europe has been made the original equipment tyre supplier to Seat’s first SUV, the Ateca. The Sumitomo Rubber Industries brand will roll off the production line fitted with the Falken Azenis FK453CC and Ziex ZE914A tyres. Falken will deliver FK453CC tyres in size 215/50R18 92W and the ZE914A tyre in size 225/55R17 97V.

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Kumho shows ‘futuristic’ all-terrain concept tyre for Hyundai’s Carlino compact SUV

Kumho shows ‘futuristic’ all-terrain concept tyre for Hyundai’s Carlino compact SUV

1st March 2016 | 0 Comments

Kumho has designed a “futuristic” all-terrain tyre for the innovative Hyundai Carlino compact SUV unveiled at Auto Expo 2016 in Delhi. The tyre, designed in collaboration with the South Korean car manufacturer, has been engineered to adapt to all manner of surfaces while maintaining optimum grip. With strong on- and off-road performance, the Kumho-shod Carlino […]

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Range Rover Sport replaces BMX X5 as UK’s most stolen and recovered vehicle

25th February 2016 | 0 Comments

According to the latest figures from Tracker (part of the Tantalum Corporation), the highly desirable Range Rover Sport was the most stolen and recovered vehicle in 2015, knocking the BMW X5 off the number one spot which it has held for the last 6 years. Year-on-year Tracker saw a 12 per cent increase in the […]

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‘Budget soft-roaders’ most popular in used car market, says Glass’s

‘Budget soft-roaders’ most popular in used car market, says Glass’s

18th February 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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LCV sales expected to pick up sharply with most values down around 2% – My Car Check

7th January 2016 | 0 Comments

My Car Check Trade added its analysis of the light commercial vehicle market to its car market forecast. Gavin Amos said: “As the country gets back to work after the festive period, LCV sales are expected to pick up sharply over the next few weeks. The weather will play a part but it shouldn’t be long before sales are back to where they were at the start of November. In terms of values, we have eased most back by around 2 per cent this month.

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No spike in 4×4 values this year, says Glass’s

21st December 2015 | 0 Comments

The traditional winter surge in values for 4x4s has failed to materialise again this year and may no longer be a feature of the market, reports Glass's. The last few relatively mild winters has meant that there has been no spike in retail demand, explained Rupert Pontin, head of valuations.

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New GT Radial Savero SUV targets growing compact, medium sized market

New GT Radial Savero SUV targets growing compact, medium sized market

7th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has launched its latest product, the GT Radial Savero SUV, which arrives in Europe to meet the growing demand in the SUV and CUV segments. The tyre was launched at an event in Barcelona, demonstrating the product’s suitability for fitment on a wide range of vehicles at the compact to medium end of the market.

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Bridgestone tyres OE on Mercedes GLC SUV

Bridgestone tyres OE on Mercedes GLC SUV

5th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone tyres have been selected by Daimler for the 2015 worldwide launch of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV. The luxury mid-sized SUV is factory fitted with Dueler H/P Sport tyres in four sizes across the model range.

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Atturo introduces 10 new tyre sizes

4th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Atturo Tire has added six new sizes to the AZ850 SUV tyre range and four new sizes to the AZ800 model. The new AX850 sizes are designed to address growing demand in the UHP SUV and crossover market segments. The new AZ800 sizes go in the other direction, covering some of the legacy sport truck sizes recently abandoned by many other manufacturers, but still in demand by the market.

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Yokohama gives Geolandar H/T G056 4X4/SUV tyre a European debut in Geneva

Yokohama gives Geolandar H/T G056 4X4/SUV tyre a European debut in Geneva

3rd March 2015 | 0 Comments

Yokohama has announced plans to launch a new 4X4/SUV tyre – called the Geolandar H/T G056 – in Europe this summer. The new tyre features an orange oil-based compound which reportedly improves wet grip and shortens wet braking distance something that is clearly significant for European weather conditions.

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Falling fuel prices make return of “gas guzzlers” a real possibility

13th January 2015 | 0 Comments

Bigger, less efficient engine cars could make a return in both the new and used markets thanks to falling fuel prices, predicts Glass's. With pump prices at their lowest since 2009 and a general increase in consumer confidence apparent, buyers are much more likely to consider buying a gas guzzler.

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Toyo Open Country W/T Audi’s choice for all-season SUV performance

Toyo Open Country W/T Audi’s choice for all-season SUV performance

19th August 2014 | 0 Comments

Toyo’s Open Country W/T tyre is Audi’s choice as OEM fitment on its flagship Q7 model, a fact that Toyo says proves its quality. The Japanese manufacturer designed the model as a highway winter tyre for SUVs, but says its compound and tread design also make it a capable all-rounder suitable for UK driving conditions during most of the year.

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Bridgestone Dueler OE on Lexus NX

Bridgestone Dueler OE on Lexus NX

19th August 2014 | 1 Comment

Bridgestone has confirmed that its Dueler H/L 33 tyres are being fitted as original equipment on the Lexus NX. According to the manufacturer, the tyres are “engineered with low rolling resistance [and] will play a key role in the vehicle’s ability to deliver impressive handling, stability and fuel efficiency.” The latest news comes as part of a continued strategy of targeting SUV OE, according to the official announcement.

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