The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. annual dealer meeting is underway in Dallas, and the unveiling of new products has begun. First up: the Eagle Exhilarate, an ultra-high performance all-season tire.
Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has a new original equipment fitment. The Hankook Ventus Prime 3 will be OE on the new Ford Focus Active in two V-rated sizes: 215/50R18 and 215/55R17.
Kumho Tire USA Inc. has new ownership, new plans for its product lineup, a new pricing strategy, plus a new streamlined dealer program for 2019. But one thing remains the same – the tire maker says its focus “is on the independent tire dealer channel.”
Kumho Tire USA Inc. has combined all-season capability with performance for its newest tire, the Ecsta PA51. The ultra-high performance tire is available in 43 sizes, with a dozen more sizes to be added later this year.
Tireco Inc. has upgraded its ultra-high performance all-season tire from the Milestar brand. The MS932 XP+ features an all-new compound, and is available in popular performance sizes, including 22-inch diameters.
Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. and the BMW Group are partnering on the new BMW SUV X3. Hankook will supply the vehicle with its Ventus S1 evo2 and winter I*cept evo2 tires.
Global tire producer Maxxis International exhibited at the very first The Tire Cologne with an ultimate objective of maintaining and raising even further awareness of its progressive brand throughout Europe -- and having at least one appointed Maxxis distributor in each country.
The new Potenza RE980AS ultra high performance tire from Bridgestone Americas Inc. is engineered for luxury and performance vehicles.
The new Mastercraft Avenger M8 from Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is a W-rated ultra-high performance all-season tire with a 40,000-mile tread wear warranty.
Michelin North America Inc. has added the ultra-high-performance Tiger Paw GTZ All-Season 2 to the Uniroyal brand.
Michelin North America Inc. has added 34 sizes to the Pilot Sport 4S. The ultra-high-performance tire is now available in 76 sizes with original equipment and replacement applications.
Michelin North America Inc. has added the ultra-high-performance Tiger Paw GTZ All-Season 2 and the all-terrain Laredo AWT 3 to the Uniroyal brand.
Consumers are replacing their high performance sedans with high performance SUVs and CUVs.