Continental Wins Inaugural Tyre Industry Environmental & Sustainable Solution Award in the UK
The independent judging panel looked for entries to show evidence of material reducing the environmental impact of tyres and production over the product’s entire lifespan, whilst promoting sustainability and bringing environmental benefits to both business and wider society.
Paolo Roversi to Shoot 2020 Pirelli Calendar
In an article on its website, Pirelli writes that Roversi “is considered one of the most talented contemporary photographers, above all for his style which is personal and highly recognisable”, bringing out the “grace and fragility of the female figure”.
Goodyear Partners with Citroën on its 100th Anniversary to Deliver Autonomous, Electric Mobility
Conceptualised with an extra-large dimension and aesthetics to match the 19_19 Concept’s spectacular design, the Goodyear C100 concept tyre is envisaged to deliver the comfort and smart performance this unique vehicle requires.
Foundation Stone Laid at New Continental Headquarters
The foundation stone for Continental’s new headquarters in Hannover, Germany is now in place, with a ceremony held at the construction site last week to mark the occasion. In attendance were Chief Executive Officer Dr Elmar Degenhart and Executive Board members Dr Ariane Reinhart and Wolfgang Schäfer.
2019 Spanish Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton continued a record-breaking run for Mercedes by taking another win ahead of his team mate. The race looked set to be a combination of one and two stop strategies, but in the end this was influenced by a late safety car, giving the frontrunners a ‘free’ pit stop.
Bridgestone Named Australia’s Most Trusted Tyre Brand for the Sixth Year
Bridgestone has retained the title of ‘Australia’s Most Trusted Tyre Brand’ for a sixth consecutive year, according to the latest results of the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands survey. The recent win sees Bridgestone remain as the sole recipient of the coveted award since the Tyres category was added to the Reader’s Digest’s Most Trusted Brands accolades in 2014.
2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
It was quite a tricky build-up to the race, with FP1 largely cancelled, two red flags in FP2, then an interrupted qualifying with cool weather conditions subsequently. This made it reasonably hard to have an accurate read on the expected tyre behaviour for the weekend, with track temperatures today slightly warmer than they had been previously.
Michelin Releases Q1 Figures
“In difficult markets, we once again demonstrated the resilience afforded by our Group’s exposure to different economic sectors, allowing us to confirm our 2019 guidance. First-quarter sales also reflect the major contribution of our recent acquisitions, Camso and Fenner,”
New Dunlop Rover M/T Maxx Traction 4WD Tyre Launched in Australia
Recently launched in Australia, the Dunlop Rover M/T Maxx Traction tyre is an on- and off-road 4WD tyre with sidewall styling to match its bold performance. Thanks to its Asymmetric Integrated Tread Pattern, the Rover M/T Maxx Traction helps deliver outstanding performance on multiple surfaces.
Gall Boys put new Toyota FJ Cruiser with Dunlop Grandtrek Tyres to the Test
The adoption of 17-inch wheels wrapped in Dunlop Grandtrek AT22 all-terrain rubber as Original Equipment and short overhangs – 865mm at the front and 1115mm at the rear – also contribute to the FJ Cruiser’s off-road prowess.
Michelin Maintains Top 10 Ranking Amongst America’s Best Large Employers
“At Michelin, we provide our workforce a better way forward by empowering employees to connect their individual purposes with their job roles each day,” David Stafford, chief human resources officer for Michelin North America said.
The Gall Boys choose Goodyear Wranglers for Coral Coast adventure
“Our latest “Queensland’s Coral Coast” adventure was up there with some of the most rugged we have done. We had Goodyear’s MT/R Kevlar tyres on the tow vehicle, with Wrangler Silent Armors on the caravans, which all proved to be faultless for us.”
SUV Tyres – What’s The Right Size And Should It Be On Or Off Road Tyres?
According to the Choice survey results 95 per cent of SUV owners decided to purchase tyres designed for road and light off-road use, whilst the remaining 5 per cent decided to buy tyres designed for serious off-road use
BFGoodrich Tyres Supports Authorised 4×4 Tyre Dealers
BFGoodrich Tyres Australia focusing on the benefits of buying tyres from an authorised dealer, including a product range designed for local conditions, expert technical advice and after sales support, as well as the peace of mind of a six year manufacturer’s warranty backed by BFGoodrich Tyres.
Goodyear Wrangler MTR with Kevlar's Make Light Work of 9000KM Cape York Adventure
Doug and his team rocked and rolled over numerous wombat hole sections which really tested the tyres and suspension, including driving up and down near vertical entry and exits on the numerous creek and river crossings, some with rocky bottoms and others very sandy. “To say we are over the moon with the MTR with Kevlar tyre is an understatement,” Doug said.
Spirit of Africa Once Again Chooses Goodyear Wranglers as Standard Issue
Hosted by legendary racing driver, Sarel van der Merwe, the elimination round of this year’s Spirit of Africa took place on a course that is longer and more difficult than in prior years, putting the 250 teams through their paces in a host of exercises that include speed tests, reverse tests as well as technical driving in rough terrain.
Coming Soon to Australia: BFGoodrich Tires Toughest All-Terrain Tyre!
BFGoodrich Tires, the company that created the first all-terrain tyre in 1976, is set to welcome its most advanced tyre ever with the new All -Terrain T/A® KO2 tyre. From April the tyre will begin to be delivered to BFGoodrich Tires’ authorised dealerships across Australia.
Hankook Scores Porsche OE Deal
“Our flagship tyre is also outfitted with innovative technologies and sophisticated designer features for high performance SUVs and we are excited that Porsche, another German premium automobile manufacturer, shows its confidence in our products as original equipment”
New Car Sales Up 3.5% YTD
“While small passenger car sales fell 13.8 per cent, the segment continues to attract the most buyers, holding 19.8 per cent of the new car market in April 2015 and 21.1 per cent year-to-date. Large SUVs held 12.9 per cent of the new car market in April, medium SUVs held 12.1 per cent, 4×4 light commercial vehicles held 11.6 percent and small SUVs held 10.1 per cent.”
General Tyres extends Grabber range
Developed to meet the specific needs of SUVs and Utes requiring a good balance between on-road safety and performance with off-road capability, Grabber’s third-generation All-Terrain Tyre (AT3) combines unique TracGen and Comfort Balance Technologies to deliver exceptional traction and off-road capabilities while, Continental says, enjoying maximum comfort and maintaining confident on-road manners.
Pirelli to Provide Tyres for Lamborghini Urus
Pirelli will provide six tyres for Lamborghini’s new Urus, claimed to be the world’s fastest SUV. The size of tyres range from 21 to 23 inches and have been created by Pirelli to best highlight the different functionalities and driving experiences offered by Lamborghini’s first super-SUV. For such an extreme car, which can go from….
4WD tyre tips for outback road trips
You wouldn’t set off on an epic Outback road trip without carrying a spare wheel and tyre, but what if two of your tyres get punctured on the same stretch? That’s not as unlikely as you might think, and could leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere.
Goodyear OE on Volkswagen Touareg
“We are always focused on developing and delivering reliable tyres to our partners, and with the OE tyres for the new Volkswagen Touarag we provided a wide range of fitments and solutions suitable for every season, ensuring comfort and performance in all road and weather conditions throughout the year and improving the driving experience of their customers,”
SUV Sales Hold Up in Lower June Result
The Australian new car market slowed in June compared with the same period in 2017, with the total market down 2.9 per cent, according to the latest data released by the motor industry’s official statistical service, VFACTS. Notably, the three top-selling vehicles during June were light commercial vehicles, with the Toyota Hilux leading the market
Bridgestone Continues Relationship with BMW
The Bridgestone Turanza T005 and Potenza S007 have been approved for use as original equipment on the 8 Series. While for the latest 3 Series, BMW has approved the Bridgestone Turanza T005 summer tyre, Blizzak winter tyre and LS100A all-season tyres.
BFGoodrich Tires Australia launches ‘Escape with Us’ brand campaign
The #EscapewithUs campaign centres around positioning BFGoodrich as an ‘enabler’ for customers to live their outdoor passions. Whether it is finding the perfect wave, trail or off-road track, BFGoodrich allows passionate people to reach the iconic destinations they crave and do what they love.
Royal Visit for Pirelli’s Carlisle Plant
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales was welcomed at the plant by Marco Tronchetti Provera, chief executive officer and executive vice-chairman of Pirelli, along with Andrew Mitchell, HM Trade Commissioner for Europe, and Raffaele Trombetta, Italy’s Ambassador to the UK, senior Pirelli management and employees.
Mercedes-Benz X-Class Ute to Feature Bridgestone Tyres as Optional Upgrade
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute will land on Australian shores in April next year and as part of the German manufacturer’s push to differentiate its first dual cab-offering, prospective buyers will have the option to upgrade to Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport 19-inch tyres
Michelin Claims Auto Express Tyre Test
Eight tyres in the size 225/40 18 Y 92 XL were fitted to a Volkswagen Golf and put through their paces in test categories including dry handling, dry braking, wet handling, wet braking, wet cornering, straight aquaplaning, curved aquaplaning, rolling resistance and cabin noise.
Goodyear Tyre Goes the Distance – up to 100,000km
After 10 months of extensive testing on Australian roads in a variety of different conditions and environments, the DuraPlus tyre has been proven by Goodyear to achieve mileage as much as 100,000km*, setting a new standard for tread life in the segment.
Dunlop Direzza DZ03G Wins 2009 Motor Magazine Tyre Test Semi-Slick Category
The Dunlop Direzza DZ03G has taken out the title of Australia’s best performing semi-slick tyre, blowing away all opposition in the category in the 2009 MOTOR Magazine Tyre Test with a totally dominant performance.
Continental Unveils the PremiumContact 6
In the PremiumContact 6, Continental states that it has bridged the gap between a very comfortable tyre and a sporty one, with its tyre developers coming up with new solutions for maximum safety, high ride comfort and a tread design for superior handling.
Five Creative Ways to Recycle Tyres
The number of cars on the road is growing in Australia and as a result tyre manufacturing is on the rise too. Each year, Australia sees the equivalent of 48 million tyres reach the end of their lifecycle, yet only 16 per cent of these are being correctly recycled
Goodyear and Dunlop tyres shine in Finke Desert Race
Thousands of spectators lined the track between Alice Springs and the small Aputula community to see nearly 600 competitors (bikes, quads, cars, 4WDs and buggies) tackle one of the world’s most difficult offroad courses in one of the world’s most remote areas, the Finke Desert Race.
Pirelli’s ‘Seal Inside’ Technology Tested by Italian Magazine
A set of Pirelli Cinturato All Season tyres featuring the self-sealing material were fitted to an Alfa Giulietta 1.4 Turbo 105CV, and the testers then stuck a four millimetre thick nail and a self-tapping screw into the front right tyre.
Pirelli Cinturato absolute leader: ADAC Tests 2010
he summer season 2010 starts for Pirelli with excellent results in the tests issued from ADAC, the largest German and European Automobile Club (more than 16 mln. members) and definitely the most prestigious and relevant association for the customers.