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Evolution H/T From Cooper Targets CUVs, SUVs, and Pickups

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As the market for CUVs, SUVs and pickups continues to expand, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is updating its product lineup with the new Evolution H/T all season highway tire. It replaces the Discoverer H/T.

Cooper says the Evolution H/T competes at a mid-range price point, and offers grip, stability and comfort. It features updated technology compared to the Discoverer H/T and covers 28 tire sizes for the CUV, SUV and light duty pickup truck market.
Cooper says the Evolution H/T include StabilEdge technology for enhanced handling and dry tracking stability, and 3D Micro-Gauge siping to maintain wet traction and superior handling. The tire also includes a silica tread compound and tread profile that provide even wear and long tread life. The new tire carries a 60,000 mile warranty.

“The market for SUVs, CUVs and pickups continues to expand rapidly,” says Scott Jamieson, director of product management for North America. “Being responsive to what is happening in the market is a commitment we take seriously at Cooper to help our dealers grow their businesses and help us succeed along with them. This commitment calls for Cooper to adapt our product offerings and evolve our tire lines and size ranges on an ongoing basis.

“The new Cooper Evolution H/T is a great example of offering a tire that responds to the needs of a growing market, while also providing a product with advanced technology and great performance at a price point that hits a sweet spot in that market. We’re excited about this tire and what it will bring to our dealers in terms of a high quality, affordable new option for their SUV, CUV and pickup truck customers.”

To support the introduction of the Evolution H/T, Cooper has provided dealers with a launch kit, and soon will host a customer webinar to answer product questions in realtime. Later this month, Cooper also will provide e-training for dealers on the tire’s features and benefits.

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Nokian Introduces New Winter Tires for 2017

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Nokian Tyres plc is bringing a new Hakkapeliitta tire to the winter tire market in 2017. Actually, it’s offering two: the Hakkapeliitta 9 for passenger cars, and the Hakkapeliitta 9 SUV.
Nokian says the tire features new stud technology, a new tread pattern, new tire structure, and a new rubber compound. The tire wil be available in fall 2017.
Tthe Hakkapeliitta 9 showcases the new adaptive Nokian functional stud concept, which features two designs of studs on the tire for use during specific driving conditions, such as braking or accelerating and cornering, which Nokian says ensures optimal traction in all winter conditions.

The tire provides longitudinal and lateral grip on icy and snowy driving surfaces, and behaves in a controlled and logical manner, the company says. The new tread pattern offers stable bare-road handling, a comfortably silent ride and rolls lighter than previous Hakkapeliitta generations resulting in improved fuel economy.

“As we’ve seen during the past few months, the snow and ice of winter results in dangerous driving conditions on the roads,” says Tommi Heinonen, president of Nokian Tyres North America. “Leveraging 80 years and millions of miles driven on Hakkapeliittas, our team developed the safest, most comfortable winter tire that we can’t wait to bring to drivers throughout North America.”

All about the studs

Nokian spent four years and countless miles of testing developing its newest flagship product, and it was fine-tuned to master extreme conditions at the tire maker’s White Hell testing center located north of the Arctic Circle in Ivalo, Finland.

“One of our starting points was to develop a completely new studded tire that combines balanced longitudinal and lateral grip with eco-friendliness,” says Juha Pirhonen, vice president of research and development for Nokian. “Unique to the Hakkapeliitta 9, the new stud technology features a dedicated, tailored stud for the center of the tread and a separate stud for the shoulder areas.”
The studs in the center area maximize longitudinal grip during acceleration and braking; and the tire is supported by the shape of the studs’ body, lower flange and hard metal center. The longitudinally wide hard metal pin on the center studs offers a maximum grip surface for the best possible longitudinal grip.
“The upper part of the stud body is bevelled, which allows the stud to penetrate even deeper into the ice than before; this further improves braking grip and lateral grip,” says Pirhonen.

The shoulder studs have been designed to provide lateral grip, which is especially important when cornering on slippery surfaces. The stud body and flange are different from the center studs, and the triaxial hard metal pin has been designed to withstand lateral forces. When cornering, the studs will encounter maximal surface-area, which improves lateral grip. This technical innovation offers improved, precise handling under slippery conditions, the company says.

In an effort to produce safer, more eco-friendly tires, Nokian developed the Eco Stud 9 concept for use in the Hakkapeliitta 9. The Eco Stud 9 concept is incorporated into both the center rib and shoulder studs to reduce road wear and ensure a quiet ride. The technology consists of an Eco Stud cushion to dampen road contact, an air space in the middle of the lower flange for reduced stud impact and bevelled hard metal tips to distribute the stud’s impact force across a wider area.

Designed for all road conditions

In addition to its ice grip, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 performs on snowy and dry roads. The tread pattern is heavily grooved with self-locking 3D sipes allowing the tire to respond quickly and sensitively to steering for improved handling. The self-locking sipes lock the tread blocks firmly together on road contact, which results in fluent driving during cornering and evasions.

Dense siping combined with snow grip boosters on both sides of the middle blocks in the center of the tread provides more sharp edges for improved snow grip in both the longitudinal and lateral directions. The aggressive deep snow boosters on the shoulder areas provide additional grip when driving in deep snow.
The Hakkapeliitta 9 features a new type of eco-friendly winter tread compound, which contains silica and canola oil for improved tear resistance, natural rubber and the new Green Elasto Proof biomaterial that keeps the compound elastic at low temperatures. Nokian says the compound’s chemical bonds provide a sturdy grip year after year, even as the miles add up.
Because a large amount of winter driving takes place on bare roads, Nokian fitted the Hakkapeliitta 9 with its stability support network tread pattern, where the tread support network is rigid and unified at the bottom of the pattern getting more grooves and sipes where the rubber meets the road.

The strong ultra high tensile steel belt structure makes the structure light but hard, providing precise handling even at higher speeds. The sturdy structure also helps prevent punctures and the new special clinch rubber compound in the bead area improves driving comfort and durability.

The Hakkapeliitta 9 also features Nokian’s driving safety indicator to indicate remaining tread, and the snowflake symbol or winter safety indicator to indicate when it is recommended to replace tires.

Sizing and specifications

The Hakkapeliitta 9 is designed for passenger vehicles, and covers 52 sizes from 14 to 20 inches. Most are marked XL for the highest possible load capacity in that particular size.

The Hakkapeliitta 9 SUV comes in 51 sizes from 16 to 21 inches and features the aramid sidewall technology, which uses aramid fibre, to optimize durability. The selection also offers several products that employ Flat Run technology or that are marked XL for the highest possible load capacity.

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Hercules Terra Trac AT II is Available in 4 Sizes

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Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. is adding four sizes to the Terra Trac AT II, giving the lineup 58 SUV and light truck SKUs, ranging from 15 to 20 inches.
The new sizes are:
LT265/65R18/10
LT305/65R18/10
35X12.50R20LT/10
35X12.50R18LT/10
Additionally, the load range for the LT315/70R17 was upgraded from D to E in the latter part of 2016.

The new sizes are now available in the U.S., Canada and Australia through American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD), National Tire Distributors, and Hercules Tire International respectively.

The Terra Trac AT II delivers aggressive aesthetics, wear resistance and traction thanks to heavy siping and Hercules’ exclusive silica-infused AT-C compound.

All SUV and LT sizes offer 60,000 mile/100,000 km coverage, road hazard protection, and Hercules’ 30-day Trust Our Ride Test Drive.

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Falken Lands OE on Mazda CX-9 SUV

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The Falken Ziex CT50 has been selected as the original equipment tire for the 2016 Mazda CX-9.

“The Falken Ziex CT50 is our first fitment with Mazda for use on one of their global vehicle models,” says Rick Brennan, vice president of marketing for Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. “The high end, Mazda CX-9 is a great vehicle to showcase the Ziex CT50’s outstanding handling and drivability.”
The Ziex CT50 is Falken’s all-season performance crossover and sport utility vehicle tire developed specifically for North America. The Ziex CT50 features a symmetric tread pattern and fine-tuned tire construction designed to offer a smooth and quiet ride, fuel economy, and all-season performance.

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Bridgestone Adds 7 Run-Flat Sizes

M-Bridgestone-Driveguard-add-sizes-1Bridgestone Americas Inc. has expanded its DriveGuard run-flat tire line with seven new sizes engineered to fit some of the most popular family vehicles on the road today — minivans, crossover vehicles and sports utility vehicles.

“We introduced the DriveGuard tire line in 2014 for coupes, sedans and wagons,” says Philip Dobbs, chief marketing officer for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC. “Since then, we heard customers resoundingly say that they wanted that same peace of mind when behind the wheel of their family vehicles – minivans, crossovers and small SUVs. We listened, and we’re excited to make this innovative technology available to more drivers and more vehicles.”
Featuring specially designed run-flat technology, Bridgestone says DriveGuard tires give drivers the ability to continue driving up to 50 miles at up to 50 mph to safety on a flat tire.

With the expanded size offering, the DriveGuard tire line from Bridgestone now fits more than 80% of minivans and 43% of crossovers and small SUVs – the fastest growing vehicle segment. The additional DriveGuard tire sizes arrive in stores May 1, 2016, in the U.S. and Canada.

Designed to deliver a quiet, comfortable ride and provide all season traction, DriveGuard tires come with a 50,000 to 60,000 mile treadwear warranty. DriveGuard tires are available in 43 sizes, 15 to 19 rim diameters.

Bridgestone commissioned a survey conducted online by Harris Poll in April 2016 among 2,109 U.S. adults. Results indicated 73% of drivers on the road today have experienced a flat tire, and 90% agree getting a flat tire would disrupt their day. The survey also revealed that nearly three quarters of drivers (72%) would be willing to pay more for tires that would allow them to continue driving up to 50 miles at up to 50 mph on a flat.

While the survey shows more than half of drivers (57%) claim they know how to change a flat tire, nearly three in five (58%) drivers have called someone for help. Only 34% of women say they know how to change a flat tire, compared to 82% of men who say the same. The majority of Americans (68%) indicated changing a tire on the side of a busy road is the biggest safety hazard of a flat tire.

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Pirelli Scorpion Verde 2 More OE Fitments

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Pirelli Tire North America Inc.’s Scorpion Verde and Scorpion Verde All Season tires have been chosen as original equipment fitments for the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango, expanding the number of premium fitments for the green performance tire line.

The Scorpion product family of SUV/ LT tires boasts more than 330 OE fitments.
The Scorpion product family of SUV/ LT tires boasts more than 330 OE fitments.
The Scorpion Verde line, known for its green performance capabilities, is a complement to the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The premium SUV boasts improved fuel economy in 2016 with the addition of Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology featured on the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and electric power-steering for all gas V-6 and 5.7-liter V-8 models, along with a wide selection of upgrades and improvements. The Scorpion Verde All Season is the optional performance upgrade for Overland, and standard on Summit models sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Scorpion Verde will be offered on the export version.
“We are proud to be selected by FCA US on such exciting and important new models,” says Pierluigi Dinelli, Pirelli Tire North America CEO and Chairman. “Pirelli developed these new fitments locally and we think they are the perfect fit for an iconic American make like the Jeep Grand Cherokee. This continues our focus on investing and catering to local market needs in North America with our quality product range. We are very happy to be able to offer our customer base these latest additions.”

The 2016 Dodge Durango also has chosen the Scorpion Verde line to complement its 2016 edition as an optional performance upgrade for the SXT, Limited, R/T and Citadel models. The 2016 Durango generates 290 horsepower (295hp for the Pirelli-shod Citadel) and 206 lb.-ft. torque, all of this in addition to the emissions-lowering and fuel-saving feature engine stop-start (ESS) technology which is a standard feature on models powered by the 3.6 Penstar V-6 engine.

The Scorpion Verde product line was developed as an eco-friendly, performance-oriented tire selection for crossover/SUV applications. The all season version, the Scorpion Verde All Season, has been crafted to meet the needs of drivers who look for higher mileage and light off-road performance, without compromising comfort and safety in a variety of weather conditions.

The Ecoimpact icons on the sidewall of the Scorpion Verde line highlights its environmental compatibility where it reduces rolling resistance and tire weight, compared to Pirelli’s previous CUV/SUV tire lines, to increase fuel economy and lower the vehicle’s CO2 emissions.

The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2016 Dodge Durango will feature these sizes:

265/50R20 107V Scorpion Verde All Season – U.S., Canada and Mexico; and

265/60R18 110H Scorpion Verde – export markets.

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Hunting Season Calls for New Tires on Pickups and SUVs

With Hunting season, and changing weather just around the corner, it is time to give your tires a check. One of the most common sizes on pickups today is the 265/70R17. Since there is such high demand for this size, it is often hard to find a bargain in the 265/70R17. There are thousands of sizes of tires out there, and many of them are perfect substitutes for some of the most popular sizes. Your Next Tire has many tires that would be the perfect substitute for the 265/70R17 without throwing off the speedometer!

$_12 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM

If you are looking for a mud tire in the 265/70R17, we have the perfect tire for you! The BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM in a size LT255/75R17. This 6 ply tire is the original tire on the Jeep Rubicon and has won mud equipment awards. It features 19/32 of tread depth, tread cleaning shoulder void bars and 3 ply sidewalls. The 255/75R17 is slightly taller than the 265/70R17, by .4 inches, and slightly more narrow, by .4 inches, which is not even enough to change the speedometer! This slight difference in size makes increases the vehicle’s traction in mud and in snow. We have this tire on sale for only $169 shipped to your door or $139 picked up at our warehouse! Give us a call to place your order today at 888-513-8473!

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If the BF Goodrich Mud Terrain is a little more aggressive tread than you need, no worries, Your Next Tire has a highway option that would work perfect in place of the 265/70R17! This tire is a Nokian All Season HT in the size P275/65R17. This tire features a better highway tread depth of 11/32, which helps the tire increase its mileage rating. This is a quite highway tread and extra load rating so it can handle more weight than a standard load tire. This is a great all season tire at a killer price of only $115 shipped to your door or only $100 picked up. The difference between the 275/65R17 is .5 inches shorter and .4 inches wider than the 265/70R17 which helps the tire wear longer.

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Toyo Unveils Open Country A/T II Which won OE on Ram 1500 Rebel

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Toyo Tire USA Corp. launched a new all-terrain tire for truck and SUV owners – the Toyo Open Country A/T II.

The tiremaker said the tire “offers over 40% more treadlife than the leading competitors, exceptional all-season performance, an aggressive new tread design, and a quiet ride.”

The Open Country A/T II comes with a 65,000-mile warranty for P-metric and Euro-metric sizes, and a 50,000-mile warranty for LT-metric and flotation sizes. The tire also qualifies for Toyo’s No Regrets 45-day, 500-mile trial offer.

“Our goal was to create the toughest, longest lasting all-terrain tire on the market,” said Fardad Niknam, Toyo’s senior director of product planning and technical services. “When independent third-party test results showed the Open Country A/T II delivering over 40% longer treadlife than leading competitors, we knew we had a special all-terrain tire.“

Toyo said that “nearly 100 different size combinations are available,” ranging from 15- to 20-inch wheel diameters, including deep tread “extreme sizes” for enthusiasts.

Toyo Tire USA Corp.’s Open Country A/T II will shoe the new Ram 1500 Rebel pickup. Additionally, the tire’s tread design will be embossed on both the front and rear passenger seats.

The truck will be outfitted with the tire in LT285/70R17.

The tire features a wear-resistant tread compound as well as an optimized tread design to deliver on and off the road traction, Toyo said.

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Michelin Introduces New Premier Tire For SUV, CUV and Light Trucks

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Michelin North America is offering a new tire for light trucks, SUVs and CUVs – the Michelin Premier LTX.Premier-LTX

Featuring Michelin’s EverGrip technology, the Premier LTX provides exceptional levels of safety even when worn, the tiremaker said. Hidden grooves emerge as the tire wears and help evacuate water and a rubber compound for increased wet grip.

“While other tires lose significant wet grip over time, the Michelin Premier features breakthrough technology that prolongs wet traction over time, giving drivers greater peace of mind and improved control, ” said Scott Clark, chief operating officer of Michelin North America’s passenger and light truck tire division.

The Michelin LTX is available in 47 sizes, ranging from 16-inch to 22-inch wheel diameter.

Michelin debuted its EverGrip technology at the 2014 North American International Auto Show on its Michelin Premier A/S.

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Cooper Tire Adds 30 Sizes to Discoverer SRX Line

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has added 30 sizes to the Discoverer SRX line for SUVs and CUVs. The company launched the Discoverer SRX line in six sizes in 2014.

Cooper says it is adding sizes in light of a survey of automotive trends and purchasing habits survey of more than 500 American consumers confirming the popularity of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and cross-over utility vehicles (CUVs) even in an era of fuel economy.

The survey, which was commissioned by Cooper, showed 67% of households driving an SUV or CUV, a result topped only by sedans in the survey. The study also found that in households with children, SUVs and CUVs are the number one vehicle of choice, with 52% preferring to drive those vehicles.

“In addition to the valuable input of consumers, we also continuously evaluate industry trends to ensure that we are providing product solutions that meet the needs of consumers and deliver exceptional value in today’s highly competitive marketplace,” says Jessica Egerton, Cooper’s director of brand development.

“For example, data from IHS Automotive, a leading market intelligence firm, supports the trend that CUVs continue to rise in popularity, noting that unit volume sales for this vehicle type have grown by more than 150% over the past five years. This additional validation supports the increasing need for a strong assortment of great-performing tires for this category.”

Cooper says the Discoverer SRX features new silica-based tread compound, combined with patented Stabiledge technology and 3D Micro-Gauge siping, which deliver more road surface grip for increased traction in various weather conditions.

In addition, the Discoverer SRX also features Cooper’s innovative Wear Square, an exclusive visual indicator on the tire that allows drivers to quickly and easily assess the remaining tread life. Built into the tread design, this innovation features the outline of a square located at six points of reference around the inside and outside of the tire tread.

As the tire wears, the Wear Square transitions among five stages, beginning with a full square on new tires and transforming into an exclamation mark when the tread reaches 2/32s of an inch, indicating it is time to replace the tire. The Wear Square can also signal uneven tire wear and possible wheel alignment issues.

The Discoverer SRX offers a 65,000-mile treadwear protection warranty and a 45-day road test guarantee.

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