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Giti wins first VW Group original equipment deal in Europe.

Posted: September 27, 2017 at 7:28 am   /   Automotive, Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Giti Tire has won its first European original equipment contract for the Volkswagen Group. The manufacturer will supply its GitiSynergyE1 for the Seat Ibiza in size 185/70R14 88H. Giti Tire Europe managing director for product technology, Stefan Fischer stated that the new approval “underlines our ambition for the OE segment,” in addition to the “outstanding […]

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Auto Expo to be held from Feb 9-14 2018.

Posted: September 27, 2017 at 7:26 am   /   Automotive, Editor's Choice, National, NEWS

As many as 50 companies, including new entrants like Kia Motors and Kawasaki, are expected to be part of India’s flagship automobile show, the Auto Expo, which would be held between February 9-14 next year. The show would be held at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, while components show will be held at the […]

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Nexen OE on Volkswagen group models.

Posted: September 27, 2017 at 7:22 am   /   Automotive, Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Nexen Tire is supplying itsN’blue HD Plus tyre to Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda. The company’s N’blue HD Plus in size 215/45R17 91W will be fitted to the upgraded Volkswagen Polo. The same tyre in sizes 205/60R16 92V and 215/60R16 95V was selected for the Volkswagen T-Roc, a new compact SUV manufactured in Portugal. Nexen Tire […]

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Tata Motors passenger vehicles unit sees double digit growth this fiscal

Posted: September 27, 2017 at 7:16 am   /   Automotive, National, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Buoyed by the launch of four new models over the past 16 months and looking ahead to the festive season with optimism, Tata Motors expects to see strong double-digit growth in the passenger vehicles segment during 2017-18. The automotive major, which closed the last fiscal with domestic sales of about 1.52 lakh units, expects to […]

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Jaguar Land rover to introduce new models named Road Rove in 2019.

Posted: September 27, 2017 at 7:14 am   /   Automotive, NEWS, Reader's Choice

In a surprise move, Jaguar Land Rover will launch a new range of models, called the Road Rover, by 2019. The first production-spec model in the new Road Rover range will be an all-electric luxury car for markets such as China and California, US. Meant to rival the Mercedes S-class in terms of luxury and […]

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Posted: September 20, 2017 at 8:39 am   /   Automotive, National, NEWS, Reader's Choice

The Indian subsidiary of French carmaker Renault India on Tuesday announced the launch of new edition of Duster Sandstorm. The new edition will have nine new exciting enhancements. The Renault Duster Sandstorm Edition will be available in two trims – RXS Diesel 85 PS Sandstorm edition offered at an attractive introductory pricing Rs 1,090,400 (ex-Delhi) and RXS Diesel 110 PS Sandstorm […]

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A VW logo sits on a covering under the bonnet of a Volkswagen AG Passat TDI automobile powered by a turbocharged direct injection engine in London, U.K., on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Volkswagen is grappling with an emissions scandal on three fronts: cheating software installed in about 11 million vehicles worldwide with 1.2-, 1.6- and 2.0-liter engines; irregular carbon dioxide ratings on about 800,000 vehicles in Europe; and questionable emissions software in about 85,000 VW, Audi and Porsche vehicles with 3.0-liter diesel engines in the U.S. Photographer: Miles Willis/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Volkswagen’s concept CUV fitted with futuristic Hankook tyres.

Posted: September 20, 2017 at 8:23 am   /   Automotive, Featured, International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

A new concept tyre from South Korea’s Hankook Tyre is being showcased on the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz II electric drive concept vehicle on display at the IAA Motor Show beginning today. The international show takes place September 14-24 in Frankfurt, Germany. The AWD four-door vehicle is the first electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) from Volkswagen. […]

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Volvo selects three Continental tyres for XC60 SUV model.

Posted: September 12, 2017 at 7:44 am   /   Automotive, Editor's Choice, Featured, International, NEWS

Volvo Cars has approved Continental’s ContiEcoContact 5, ContiSportContact 5 and ContiCrossContact LX Sport 20 tyres for use as original equipment on the new Volvo XC60 luxury SUV. The tyres will be supplied in sizes 235/60 R 18, 235/55 R 19 and 255/45 R and are marked “VOL” to indicate the original equipment specification. Two of […]

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Hankook improves sound-absorbing tyre technology.

Posted: September 12, 2017 at 7:40 am   /   Automotive, International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

South Korea’s Hankook Tyre has updated its sound absorber technology with a new foam and adhesion process that further reduce tyre weight. The acoustic foam is now being adhered with partial coverage of a heat-resistant silicone-based glue instead of being fixed in place with a full-surface coating. This updated adhesion process in conjunction with the […]

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Goodyear trials intelligent tyres for Tesloop mobility service.

Posted: September 12, 2017 at 7:34 am   /   Automotive, Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Goodyear is equipping Tesloop, a city-to-city mobility service that uses Tesla electric vehicles, with wireless sensors in its tyres as part of a trial that began in January 2017. Through the program, Goodyear is able to study the effects of autonomous technologies on tyres. The sensors improve overall tyre management and maximize uptime of the […]

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