The National Automobile Dealers Associations is forecasting that 16.8 million new cars and light trucks will be sold in 2019, with light trucks as the majority of new vehicles out on the road.
Continental AG has selected a greenfield site for its latest plant in the Province of Rayong in Thailand. The investment will cost roughly €250 million.
Nokian Tyres announced a new off-road light truck tire line, Rockproof. Designed for light trucks and SUVs, the Nokian Rockproof provides optimal performance in quarries, forests and mining areas, the tiremaker said. “Off-road driving and the toughest professional use require extreme durability from tires, and puncture protection in particular. Under these conditions, tires may sometimes
TBC Brands is expanding its light truck product offerings this fall with the addition of the Sailun Terramax A/T 4S and Trail Guide All Terrain lines. The new lines will be available exclusively to the U.S. in October 2016. “I’m excited to bring these great new product lines to our customers,” said Jon Vance, vice
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has added a new line of premium light truck tires to its Mastercraft brand—the Courser CXT. The Courser CXT is designed to handle rough off-road conditions, while maintaining highway traction through all four seasons, Cooper said. The tire features silica-rich tread compound for all-season grip and treadwear, as well as
After reports of Michelin eyeing Mexico for a new plant, the tiremaker has announced it will invest $510 million to build a plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, that will produce high-performance passenger car and light truck tires. “Michelin is building this plant to respond both to sharp growth in Mexico’s automobile market and to the confidence that the
Pro Comp Tire has introduced a new all-terrain light truck tire – the Pro Comp A/T Sport. The A/T Sport features an optimized all-terrain compound, sweeping groove technology, staggered design and side holder lugs, as well as multi-pitch variation. The tire will be available in 25 sizes starting in January.
Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. plans to increase production of its Ironman All Country M/T off-road tire in response the tire’s demand following the 2014 SEMA Show, the tiremaker said. “We introduced the Ironman All Country M/T at SEMA 2014 to great reception, and in the past year we have been thrilled about the persistent demand