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MOTOR Tyre Test 2019: Finding Australia's best performance tyre

Eight of the hottest new performance tyres race the clock (or tape measure) in five gruelling disciplines. WhichCar finds out how they rank

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Bridgestone EMEA prepares for the future with €36 million commitment to smart factory project

Bridgestone EMEA announces that it is investing €36 million to digitise its manufacturing operations and to create the smart factories of the future. From 2019 onwards, the project will enable Bridgestone EMEA to respond faster and more flexibly to evolving customer demands, while enabling production to use less energy and produce less waste.

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Responsible purchasing: Michelin’s involvement is recognized twice over

It aims to recognise French companies that have demonstrated sustainable and balanced relationships with their suppliers. It is the first label in this area to be awarded by a public authority.

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How a bank helped JAX Tyres revitalise its website for modern-day customers

Heatmapping, eye tracking and customer insights formed the foundation for a website revamp at this leading Australian tyre retailer

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Continental Celebrates Ten Years of Hefei Plant

Continental has celebrated the tenth anniversary of its passenger and light truck tyres plant in Hefei, China. A special event was hosted at the plant recently with the participation of management from the Tyre Division and Continental China as well as the plant employees and their families.

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Hankook Tyre Receives Two Honda Supplier of the Year Awards

“Hankook values our partnership with Honda to provide the highest quality tyres for Honda vehicles. These awards are a reflection of our strong and growing relationship, and it is an honour to continue to support Honda,”

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Goodyear Introduces Latest Concept Tyre at Geneva Motor Show

Goodyear Introduces Latest Concept Tyre at Geneva Motor Show

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