Tag: UHP tyres

Davanti unveils wave of new product, partnership news at first conference

Davanti unveils wave of new product, partnership news at first conference

1st April 2020 | 0 Comments

Davanti marked its fifth anniversary with its first international dealer conference at the end of February. The tyre brand hosted more than 150 attendees by Everton Football Club’s Goodison Park, where it’s development director Gary Cross took the opportunity to announce its upcoming products, including range extensions and what might be called the second generation of Davanti tyres given the new naming conventions first introduced in the Wintoura winter tyre and Terratoura all-terrain 4x4 tyre ranges. Davanti sales director for UK and Ireland Sean Maddocks also presented observations on tyre markets, the development of the brand’s global dealer network over the past five years, and its commercial partnerships including the renewal of its official brand partnership with Everton FC.

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Vredestein: all-season SUV tyre trend favours our specialist range

Vredestein: all-season SUV tyre trend favours our specialist range

20th February 2020 | 0 Comments

In January GfK’s “panelmarket” identified SUV tyres and all-season tyres as top two growing sub-segments in 2019. Indeed, since all-season tyre sales have shot up 19 per cent in terms of value and 13 per cent up in volume, the UK market is now selling four times as many all-season tyres as winter tyres sold at their peak. Within this, high performance tyres and bigger size tyres, specifically 17-inch and over, are growing fastest (see separate article for further details).

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Pirelli schedules first P Zero Experience supercar track day for June

Pirelli schedules first P Zero Experience supercar track day for June

11th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has announced that its new P Zero Experience supercar track day, run in association with Salon Privé, will take place between 2 and 3 June 2020 in the UK. The event features driving, premium hospitality and of course and exquisite cars. Initially launched in France 10 years ago, the events now take place at Italy’s famous Mugello circuit, the Yas Marina track in Abu Dhabi and the famous Hockenheimring in Germany. This year the home of British motorsport, Silverstone, joins the line-up.

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2019 UK car tyre stagnation, but strong all-season and SUV tyre growth

2019 UK car tyre stagnation, but strong all-season and SUV tyre growth

22nd January 2020 | 0 Comments

The combination of political disruption and Brexit uncertainty made 2019 a tough year for the UK economy in general, so it is not surprising to learn that this was reflected in the overall passenger car tyre replacement market. According to the latest sell-out UK tyre replacement market data collated by analysts at GfK, the headline news is that both the value and the volume of the decreased in 2019. But there are reasons for hope, with signs of growth remaining in the value-rich SUV tyre sub-segment and with evidence of strong growth in sales of all-season tyres.

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Cooper showcases 4×4 HP tyres with Liberty Walk Europe at Autosport

Cooper showcases 4×4 HP tyres with Liberty Walk Europe at Autosport

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

A selection of Cooper 4x4 and high performance tyres equipped tuning company Liberty Walk’s vehicles at the 2020 Autosport International show. Exhibiting in the ‘Performance & Tuning Car Show’, Liberty Walk Europe’s eye-catching stand contained Cooper’s Zeon 4XS Sport and the Cooper Discoverer STT Pro POR.

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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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Momo previews 2020 UHP tyre launch at SEMA

Momo previews 2020 UHP tyre launch at SEMA

21st November 2019 | 0 Comments

Italian tyre brand Momo is celebrating a successful week at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, USA in which the firm hinted that it will launch a new product next year.

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Pirelli launches Track Adrenaline a Salon Privé

Pirelli launches Track Adrenaline a Salon Privé

6th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has launched its Track Adrenaline UHP tyre sensorisation and virtual tyre technician technology. The launch took place on 6 September at the exclusive Salon Privé supercar garden party at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. 2019 marks the fifth year running that Pirelli has sponsored Salon Privé. With Pirelli equipping more than 50 per cent of prestige cars all over the world, many of the vehicles seen at Salon Privé ran on the Italian rubber.

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Ceat aiming for greater European presence with UHP tyre range

9th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Indian tyre maker Ceat Ltd. says it anticipates a greater presence in “Europe’s niche market segments” thanks to the recent addition of low profile 19- and 20-inch UHP tyres to its portfolio. Ceat mentions Germany as a market of particular interest for these products.

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Triangle moving to make its mark in Europe

Triangle moving to make its mark in Europe

27th June 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2016 Triangle Tyre completed its initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Back then Triangle’s top management promised that the company would invest in expanding its position in key markets – including Europe. Sure enough, in 2017 a new European leadership team was appointment and shortly afterwards a new European headquarters was opened in Milan. But around the same time, European anti-Chinese truck tyre import duties were also introduced. For many companies this meant the end of Chinese truck tyre business in tariff areas. So how has Triangle faired in this adverse business climate? Nearly two years after their appointment, Tyres & Accessories caught up with Triangle executives Corrado Moglia, general manager – Europe; Angelo Giannangeli, European marketing director; and Mirco Spiniella, business development director Europe in order to answer that question.

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Pirelli adapting its electrifying performance for mobility changes

Pirelli adapting its electrifying performance for mobility changes

26th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli may be synonymous with traditional ideas of high performance, but in 2019 the tyre manufacturer is increasingly adapting what this segment of the market can mean. Earlier in 2019, Pirelli reported that tyres made according to the company’s Green Performance strategy had risen from 20 per cent a decade ago to 29.8 per cent in 2018 – not only that, but Green Performance tyres accounted for 57.5 per cent of Pirelli’s High Value product sales. Now the manufacturer is embracing another “electrifying” direction in which to develop its high performance tyres in 2019.

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Kumho extends Ecsta high performance range with OE, new size

Kumho extends Ecsta high performance range with OE, new size

26th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with BMW, having for many years supplied tyres for the 1, 2 and 3 Series ranges. Recently, it also supplied original tyres for the latest X3 and MINI Countryman. Now the new 5 Series BMW has joined the supply list, with Kumho’s Ecsta PS91 Super Sports tyre in 245/45R18 XL 100Y size delivered to the German marque’s Dingolfing plant in Bavaria.

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Yokohama’s premium strategy bolstered by broad UHP range

Yokohama’s premium strategy bolstered by broad UHP range

26th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama’s Grand Design 2020 medium-term management plan identifies the expansion of the company’s presence in the market for premium-grade car tyres as a strategic priority. Having secured awards and original equipment fitments, the Japanese manufacturer states that its range of high performance tyres is winning “a growing number of drivers and vehicle manufacturers looking to extract the maximum performance from their vehicles.”

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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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Michelin Pilot Sport 4S OE on new BMW X3 M and X4 M

Michelin Pilot Sport 4S OE on new BMW X3 M and X4 M

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

BMW has chosen the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (PS4S) tyres as a 21-inch summer tyre fitment for its new high-performance X3 M and X4 M models. According to company, the new BMW X3 M and X4 M Competition models, which are fitted with 21-inch light alloy wheels, will be equipped with Michelin PS4S 255/40ZR21 102Y front and 265/40ZR21 105Y rear ultra-high-performance tyres.

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