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Detroit ditches more cars for trucks, SUVs

Detroit ditches more cars for trucks, SUVs

DETROIT — With lucrative SUV and truck sales on the ascent, Detroit automakers are racing to ditch slow-selling cars in favor of the big rigs that mint them money. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne started it off by killing the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 to reorient the automaker around […]

January 16, 2018 ×

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Nokian unveils new Hakkapeliitta R3 winter tires

Nokian unveils new Hakkapeliitta R3 winter tires

Nokian Tires introduces its new non-studded Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 and Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV winter tire. It is part of the company’s offering to provide much-needed peace of mind in case of a sudden snowstorm or rapidly freezing road surfaces. The further improved ice grip and better handling are based on […]

January 16, 2018 ×

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New Vehicle Sales: Better Than Expected

New Vehicle Sales: Better Than Expected

Both in Canada, and abroad, new vehicle sales are on target for yet another record year. It’s good news again, this time with global auto sales on target to set an eighth consecutive annual record. Not only that, but we’re also seeing that sales have actually started to accelerate as […]

October 18, 2017 ×

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Hankook introduces its first tire made in America

Hankook introduces its first tire made in America

Hankook Tire is expanding its passenger tire segment with the release of the KINERGY PT (H737), a premium touring all-season tire, the company’s first tire made exclusively in the U.S. at its new plant in Clarksville, Tenn. The KINERGY PT is optimized for long-distance travel, safety and driving performance through […]

September 21, 2017 ×

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Nokian Tyres Breaks Ground on New Tennessee Plant

Nokian Tyres Breaks Ground on New Tennessee Plant

Patti Renner returns to Babcox Media as editor of Tire Review. Since leaving Babcox in 1997 (former editor of Underhood Service), she owned and operated a chain of specialty retail shops, worked with small businesses on their online marketing approach, and served as VP Marketing North America for a global […]

September 21, 2017 ×

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Michelin Replacing Continental as IMSA Partner

Michelin Replacing Continental as IMSA Partner

Continental Tire the Americas is ending its sponsorship of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) at the end of the contract term in 2018. Michelin North America will serve as official sponsor of the series starting in 2019. “The significance of this expanded partnership with Michelin, one of the world’s […]

September 21, 2017 ×

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Pirelli Partners With Fisker On New ‘EMotion’ Vehicle Launch

Pirelli Partners With Fisker On New ‘EMotion’ Vehicle Launch

Pirelli announced that it is working with Fisker Inc. to create advanced low rolling resistance tires for the new Fisker EMotion luxury electric vehicle, set to launch in late 2019. Pirelli will develop summer P Zero tires in the following sizes for the Fisker EMotion: 285/35R24 (F) and 305/35R24 (R). […]

August 31, 2017 ×

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Pirelli Partners with MADD

Pirelli Partners with MADD

Pirelli Tire North America (PTNA) has partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) keep roads safe from drunk drivers. Between Aug. 26 and Oct. 2, 2017, for every new set of Scorpion tires purchased in North America, Pirelli will give customers a $60 Visa prepaid card and will donate $5 […]

August 31, 2017 ×

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Liberty Tire Recycling Appoints Thomas Womble as CEO, Prepares for Next Phase of Company’s Growth

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 28, 2017  /PRNewswire/ — Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America, today appointed Thomas Womble, a company veteran, to serve as chief executive officer. Womble has been with Liberty Tire since 2001 and previously served as Liberty Tire’s chief operating officer, overseeing day-to-day operations for 28 manufacturing […]

August 29, 2017 ×

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Kenda names business development director

Kenda names business development director

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Chris Tolbert, who has three decades worth of experience in the tire industry, has joined American Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. as director of business development for the firm’s North American automotive business team. Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

August 22, 2017 ×