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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.

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Michelin Ranked Eighth in World’s Most Reputable Companies Listing

In Forbes’ annual listing, the “World’s Most Reputable Companies” are ranked based on an independent survey, which was completed during January and February 2019, of more than 230,000 individuals in 15 countries.

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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.

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Hankook Rebrands as Hankook Technology Group

With these name changes, Hankook states it is establishing a unified brand system, and these changes should represent a turning point in enhancing future competitiveness based on technology innovation.

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FCAI Releases April 2019 New Vehicle Sales Figures

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has announced the new vehicle sales figures for the month of April 2019, with total sales reaching 75,550 units, an 8.9 per cent decrease on the same period last year.

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Hankook Releases Results from Q1 2019

Hankook Tyre has announced its Q1 2019 financial results with consolidated global sales of KRW 1.64 trillion (€1.28 billion) and an operating profit of KRW 140.1 billion (€109.6 million).

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Goodyear Reports Q1 Results

Goodyear’s first quarter 2019 sales were US$3.6 billion, down six per cent from US$3.8 billion a year ago, driven by unfavourable currency translation and lower volume in its international businesses, partially offset by improvements in price/mix.

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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,”

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Bridgestone tyre takes out top honours

Six of the leading SUV tyres in the 215/65 R16 size were tested, and the magazine said the Dueler Sport H/P 4 came out on top for dry and wet handling as well as road handling.

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Motor vehicle sales strong in July 2014

“In particular, small SUV sales increased 34.8 per cent, compared to sales in July 2013. Medium SUV sales were up 6.5 per cent and large SUV sales were up 8.8 per cent,” Mr Weber said.

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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.”

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SUV Sales Overtake Passenger Cars for the First Time Ever

February produced a landmark shift in Australian automotive history when national sales of Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) overtook those of passenger cars for the first time on a monthly basis.

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Rise in SUV Sales Defies Market Dip

Overall, SUV sales in May increased by 8.4 per cent over the same month last year. Light commercials dipped by 0.5 per cent and passenger cars declined 15.6 per cent, with micro-cars the only segment to show growth in that part of the market.

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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

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SUV Sales Power Ahead Despite Minor Market Decline

National sales of Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) continued to power ahead in August, despite a small decline in the overall market according to the latest VFACTS figures. Vehicle sales for August reached 95,221 across the country

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Bridgestone Continues Advancing Sustainability and Transparency Across Global Tyre and Rubber Supply Chain

According to Bridgestone, the ultimate goal of the Policy is to ensure alignment with the company's use of "100 percent sustainable materials" by 2050 and beyond.

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Bridgestone Announces New Polymer to Improve Tyre Abrasion Resistance & Durability

Tyrepress.com reports that Bridgestone Corporation has claimed a world first with the development of a polymer that bonds rubber and resins at the molecular level.

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Waste Tyres a Major Environmental Issue

Responsible tyre retailers, such as JAX Tyres, dispose of their waste tyres through legitimate means, in JAX Tyres’ case via its partnership with Australia’s premier tyre recycling specialist, Tyrecycle.

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Tiltread Tyre Steers Path to the Future

The high performance tyre of the future will be very different to the tyres we drive on today, if the results of a recent design competition are a guide.

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Sydney ‘Tyre Man’ Off The Throne

Manly’s iconic tyre man was taken down recently as its deteriorating condition made him a potential danger for any one passing the almost 100 tyre high installation.

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Hat-trick for Dunlop Direzza

THE DUNLOP DIREZZA 03G HAS TAKEN OUT THE TITLE OF AUSTRALIA’S BEST PERFORMING SEMI-SLICK TYRE, BLOWING AWAY THE OPPOSITION IN THE CATEGORY IN THE 2010 MOTOR MAGAZINE TYRE TEST WITH A DOMINANT PERFORMANCE FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

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Driverless Bus Trial to Hit Melbourne Streets

The Royal Automobile Club of Victoria has released details of four trials they are currently involved with, that will shape the future of public transport in this country.

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TOYO and NITTO Take a Stand

A formal complaint has been lodged with the US International Trade Commission, detailing 22 manufacturers, importers and sellers of replacement tyres for both the passenger and light truck segments.

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The Michelin Man Celebrates his 113th Birthday and joins Madison Avenue Advertising Walk of Fame

The Michelin Man turned 113 years old in October and celebrated by being inducted into Advertising Week’s Walk of Fame as “Icon of the Year” in ceremonies at Time Square in New York.

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Continental Launches ContiForceContact

Developed specifically for enthusiasts who attend track days using their high performance road cars, the ContiForceContact is fully road-legal and differs from many of its competitors in being suitable for wet conditions.

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Michelin Partners with Porsche to Help Promote Road Safety for Kids

Michelin and Porsche teamed up at the Trinity Grammar School Fair to run a Kids Driving School on 13 November 2011. The aim of this event was to help educate primary school children valuable road safety lessons.

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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.

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Nexen Tops German Magazine Tyre Test

German automobile magazine, ACE Lenkrad has published the results of its annual summer tyre test, with Nexen Tyre’s N’blue HD Plus 195/65 R15 91V named the ‘Test Winner’.

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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.

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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

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Continental’s New CrossContact ATR Tyre is Suitable for Both On- and Off-Road Driving

Continental has announced the introduction of a new tyre to its SUV product portfolio, the CrossContact ATR which delivers safe on and off-highway driving.

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Tyre Talk: Dunlop Direzza 03G

The latest evolution in Dunlop’s superb line-up of Tarmac Rally tyres has a symmetrical, directional tread pattern with excellent drainage capability.

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Hankook Announces Kinergy Eco2 Tyre

Hankook has announced that a new generation of its Kinergy Eco tyre will be released in 2018, developed for modern small, compact and mid-range vehicles.

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Ford Focus RS to Feature Michelin Tyres as OE

Depending on customer requirements, the Focus RS will be fitted with either Michelin’s flagship Pilot Super Sport road tyres in 235/35 ZF19 front and rear, with the Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres available as an option in the same size.

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Goodyear Efficient Grip SUV Tyre Wins Choice Best Tyre Award

The Goodyear Efficient Grip SUV tyre has been named best in its class in a recent Tyre Review by Independent consumer group CHOICE.

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MICHELIN Primacy 3 ST: A new tyre that reflects MICHELIN Total Performance

MICHELIN Primacy 3 ST tyres keep noise out and comfort in, delivering a safer and more peaceful drive every day

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JAX Tyres Announces Partnership With Qantas Frequent Flyer

14 May 2018 – Australia’s leading Tyre specialists , JAX Tyres, have today announced an exciting partnership with Qantas Frequent Flyer, giving members the opportunity to earn Qantas Points on every sale or service.

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History of Tyres & the Evolution of Tyre Technology

The automotive industry has experienced countless technological advancements over time, including the introduction of voice recognition technology, electrically-charged vehicles, and most recently, the unveiling of Australia’s first self-driving car developed in Victoria.

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Dunlop Sport Maxx RT to feature on Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

The Sport Maxx RT, like all Dunlop tyres, has been built using Dunlop’s racing technologies and is characterised by its high level of grip on dry and wet roads, combined with excellent handling capabilities and great braking performance.

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10 fun facts about tyres we bet you didn’t know

Whether you spend a little or a lot of time in your car, tyres are big part of our lives. Some people enjoy replacing their tyres with a brand new set while others are just starting to recognise the importance of taking care of their car’s tyres.

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Continental Announces New PremiumContact 6 Tyre

Continental has announced that its new PremiumContact 6 tyre will be launched early next year in a wide range of sizes.

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Goodyear Announces New Natural Rubber Procurement Policy

In a reflection of its commitment to the responsible sourcing of raw materials, the Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has announced a new natural rubber procurement policy.

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Cheap Tyres & Premium Tyres – What’s the Difference ?

When it comes time to replace your tyres, it is often difficult to decide upon the kind of tyres to choose.

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Continental named Australia’s best tyre in latest independent tyre awards

Continental has been crowned Australia’s best tyre in MOTOR’s 2017 Tyre Test, an independent award which puts tyre brands to the test across a slew of driving conditions to highlight the best and safest performance tyre choice for Australian drivers.

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Hankook Tyre Australia Introduces Ventus R-s4, a New Semi-Slick Tyre with Extreme Ultra-High Performance

Hankook Tyre launches Ventus R-s4, its new semi-slick tyre equipped with race-inspired technology and performance

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FCAI Reports Decreased New Vehicle Sales in February

FCAI Reports Decreased New Vehicle Sales in February

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Goodyear Introduces Latest Concept Tyre at Geneva Motor Show

Goodyear Introduces Latest Concept Tyre at Geneva Motor Show

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Continental and Kordsa Develop New Adhesive Technology

Continental and Kordsa Develop New Adhesive Technology

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