Consumers are replacing their high performance sedans with high performance SUVs and CUVs.
The new G-Max RS is the first General brand tire designed for the ultra-high performance summer tire segment.
What does the new $800 million consumer tire plant in Clarksville, Tenn., do for Hankook Tire America Corp. and its parent company? It “solidifies our presence in the U.S.,” said Seung Hwa Suh, CEO and vice chairman of Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., at the grand opening of the plant on Oct. 17.
Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. posted income before taxes of 3.1 trillion won on net sales of nearly 17.3 trillion won for the second period ended June 30, 2017. That compares to income of 2 trillion won on sales of 16.4 trillion won for the same period in fiscal 2016.
Jeff Barna stepped out of his comfort zone in January when he joined the tire industry. Armed with an extensive knowledge of the automotive aftermarket, he accepted the position of chief operating officer at Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC).
W-, V-, Y- and Z-rated tires have accounted for 80% of the over-the-counter business at Butler Bros. Tire Co. Inc. for more than 20 years. The dealership, which goes to market as Butler Tires and Wheels or just Butler Tire, stocks very few H-rated tires (which make up 19% of the sales) and keeps no S- or T-rated tires (only 1% of sales) in inventory at any of its four stores, all located in Georgia.
It still bothers me when people refer to tires as “wheels.” Yes, they are inseparable, like peanut butter and jelly (grape, preferably), Hewlett and Packard, and Batman and Robin, to name a few famous pairings
The new Pilot Sport 4 S ultra-high performance tire from overcomes the usual tradeoff of wear for grip to deliver incredible traction and improved tread life, according to Michelin North America Inc.
Yokohama Tire Corp. has released its latest street-legal and race-ready tire, the ultra-high performance (UHP) Advan A052.
There doesn’t seem to be many T- or S-rated tires at the OE level anymore. The growing number of broad market passenger cars equipped with high performance tires raises the question: Is there a high performance tire market anymore?
Michelin Group’s new Pilot Sport 4S has a Y speed rating (186+ mph) and offers a 30,000-mile warranty. The product line initially includes 35 sizes, in widths ranging from 225mm to 345mm, aspect ratios from 30 to 45, and rim diameters from 18 to 20 inches.
Jean Dominique-Senard, global CEO for Groupe Michelin, will discuss the company’s latest ultra-high performance tire at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 9 a.m.
Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. reported global sales of 1.66 trillion won for its third quarter of 2016, down 3.6% versus the year-ago period when sales were 1.72 trillion won.