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Hella LED Matrix Headlamps for the new VW Touareg

Hella LED Matrix Headlamps for the new VW Touareg

25th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The latest generation Volkswagen Touareg, which has just had its world premiere in China, features one of the most powerful lighting systems on the market – the LED Matrix Headlamp, jointly developed by Hella and Volkswagen. Volkswagen will offer the innovative lighting system for the new luxury class SUV, under the ‘IQ.LIGHT – LED Matrix Headlamps’ designation.

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Kumho tyres OE on Volkswagen Atlas

Kumho tyres OE on Volkswagen Atlas

25th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The Volkswagen Atlas is not just the newest member of the VW family, it is also the largest. The seven-seater SUV is primarily aimed at the North American market; however, this heavyweight is also expected to attract buyers in markets such as China, Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Kumho Tire reports that its Kumho Crugen Premium KL33 has been selected as an original equipment tyre for the Atlas, with models rolling off the Volkswagen production line in Chattanooga, Tennessee fitted with the tyre in size 245/60 R18 105T.

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GitiSynergyE1 selected as original equipment tyre on Seat Arona city crossover

GitiSynergyE1 selected as original equipment tyre on Seat Arona city crossover

23rd March 2018 | 0 Comments

The GitiSynergyE1 has been selected as original equipment for the Seat Arona in size 205/60R16 92H. It is the third vehicle based on Volkswagen’s MQB A0 small car platform to roll out on a Giti Tire. The latest model in the steadily growing small SUV segment, the Arona is produced in Seat’s Martorell plant in Spain alongside the Ibiza.

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VW takes 2nd Yokohama OE tyre for Tiguan in Russia

VW takes 2nd Yokohama OE tyre for Tiguan in Russia

14th March 2018 | 0 Comments

As of January, a second size of the Yokohama BluEarth-A AE-50 is being supplied as an original equipment tyre for VW Tiguan models sold in Russia. Yokohama Rubber is supplying the size 215/65R17 99V tyre to Volkswagen Group Rus, the vehicle manufacturer’s local subsidiary. The tyre maker has supplied the BluEarth-A AE-50 for OE fitment on the Tiguan in size 235/55R18 100V since June 2017.

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Falken tyres OE on VW T-Roc

14th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Two Falken tyres have been approved as original equipment on the new Volkswagen T-Roc. Following Falken’s approval as OEM supplier in August, the Azenis FK453CC and the Ziex ZE914A Ecorun will be fitted to the compact SUV in various sizes.

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Falken tyres win VW Polo original equipment approval

8th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Falken’s Azenis FK453, Sincera 832A Ecorun, Ziex ZE914A EC, and Eurowinter HS449 winter tyre have been chosen as original equipment on the sixth-generation Volkswagen Polo. The tyres are all produced at the Sumitomo Rubber Industries plant in Thailand.

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Cooper gains first VW tyre supply with new T-Roc

25th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The Cooper Zeon CS8 has been chosen as an original equipment tyre for the new T-Roc compact SUV in European markets, and in doing so has given Cooper Tire & Rubber its first-ever original equipment approval with Volkswagen. The VW T-Roc, which is produced at Volkswagen’s Autoeuropa factory in Palmela, Portugal, will receive the Zeon CS8 in size 205/60R16 92V.

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More car manufacturers introduce scrappage schemes

13th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Hyundai, Volkswagen UK and Toyota have all now announced scrappage schemes with discounts off various models, following on from Ford’s recent announcement and that of Vauxhall earlier in the year. Hyundai’s scheme offers between £1,500 and £5,000 on trade-ins across its model range and will run from now until the end of the year. It will apply to all petrol and diesel cars with Euro 1-4 engines registered before 31 December 2009.

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Vredestein selected as OE by Volkswagen, Seat and Ford

6th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein’s work to shift its Dutch brand’s replacement market focus to become an original equipment supplier has resulted in fitments on three major models. Vredestein, has been selected as a fitment on the Volkswagen Polo, Seat Ibiza and Ford EcoSport.

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Kumho tyres OE on latest VW Polo

Kumho tyres OE on latest VW Polo

14th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The original fitment of Kumho tyres on Volkswagen Polo models in Europe continues into the car’s sixth generation. The New Polo will be available from the Volkswagen plant in Pamplona, Spain fitted with the Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27 as standard equipment. Kumho is supplying the KH27 to Volkswagen in size 185/65 R15 88H.

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Linglong Tire opens Luxembourg, Mexico subsidiaries

10th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Chinese tyre maker Shandong Linglong Tire co. Ltd. has opened new subsidiaries in Luxembourg and Mexico City. According to Linglong Tire the Mexico tyre unit, Elite Faith Mexico, S.A. DE C.V., and Luxembourg investment unit Linglong Luxembourg S.à r.l, will engage in the import and export of tyres and raw materials required for their manufacture.

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Pirelli: OE tyre approvals from VW, BMW, Land Rover and Volvo

Pirelli: OE tyre approvals from VW, BMW, Land Rover and Volvo

9th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The Pirelli P Zero, Winter Sottozero 3 and Scorpion Zero All Season have gained original equipment approval on several European vehicle models. With these approvals, specifically-marked OE tyres now account for 50.5 per cent of Pirelli’s entire portfolio.

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Remus launches cat-back exhaust system for VW Golf GTI MK7 Clubsport

Remus launches cat-back exhaust system for VW Golf GTI MK7 Clubsport

31st May 2017 | 0 Comments

Remus has launched a new performance exhaust system for the new Mk7 Golf GTI Clubsport. The system is designed to improve performance and sound, with a Racing downpipe with sports cat to be fitted in conjunction with the Remus front silencer. The exhaust also features a resonated stainless steel cat-back centre section and a connection tube which enables the mounting of either the L/R sports exhaust or the non-resonated L/R Racing axle back system.

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Falken tyres OE on VW Touran

Falken tyres OE on VW Touran

12th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Falken tyres are being supplied as original equipment to the latest Volkswagen Touran. The Falken Ziex ZE914A Ecorun will be fitted on the Touran in size 205/60 R16 96V XL.

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Euro 6 diesel cars clean, says SMMT

10th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Diesel powered cars have gained a lot of press since the Volkswagen emissions scandal became public knowledge in 2015, and much of this has been negative. The Government is now considering measures that will discourage the use of diesel cars, with disincentives such as a ‘toxins tax’ or banning polluting vehicles from city centres a possibility. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) believes such steps don’t do the latest generation of diesel vehicles justice, and has issued a list of ten facts it hopes will inform motorists about diesels:

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