Volkswagen’s effort to fix its emissions scandal will be largely led by company insiders. Some experts say it’s the only way, given the German carmaker’s unusually complicated structure and power groups.
The Maxxis Premitra HP5 was named ‘Tyre of the Year’ at the 2015 Motor Trend magazine award ceremony in Shanghai in August. The new tyre is not available in the UK yet, but is expected to arrive on these shores in the first quarter of 2016 when it will be exclusively distributed by Stapleton’s. Maxxis reports that it made the decision to initially launch the HP5 tyre in China in May due to the size and therefore importance of the Chinese market.
Renault’s 6×2 T-series Optifuel will roll off the production line on Michelin 315/70 R 22.5 X Line Energy tyres as standard, after intensive trials.
During three days of testing around a 143.6 mile test route, the low rolling resistance Michelin 315/70 X Line Energy tyres – designed to operate at a high average speed on long-distance trunking – showed a three per cent advantage in fuel efficiency over a set of competing premium-brand 295/80 R 22.5 ‘regional’ tread pattern tyres.
Company posts a quarterly loss of $2.1-billion following a non-cash after-tax impairment charge, compared with a profit of $84-million a year earlier
Sumitomo Rubber Industries will present its latest “Advanced 4D Nano Design” materials development technology at the 44
Tokyo Motor Show, with a booth displaying both Falken Tyre and Dunlop brands. The show runs 29 October to 8 November 2015 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. In Europe, Falken tyres have achieved
double-digit performance improvements
with the earlier application of these design techniques used to develop
Germany ordered Volkswagen on Thursday to recall and refit 2.4 million diesel vehicles next year, following the company’s admission it rigged emissions tests. Europe’s biggest car maker has said it may have installed software that enabled it to cheat diesel emissions tests on up to 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide. Some analysts have said the scandal could cost the German company as much as €35-billion ($40-billion U.S.) to cover vehicle refits, regulatory fines and lawsuits.
German automaker Volkswagen says it is trying to determine whether even more of its cars may have been fitted with software that was used to cheat on U.S. emissions tests.
Stapleton’s investment in recent years has been focused on its nationwide distribution operation – including new regional hubs and a larger delivery fleet – the wholesaler said. “It’s all been in response to the retailers’ needs – and we’re gratified by their response to the flexible and responsive operation we’ve created, with faster and more frequent deliveries,” comments Nigel O’Hara, Stapleton’s wholesale director.
Toyota, under ambitious environmental targets, is aiming to sell hardly any regular gasoline vehicles by 2050, only hybrids and fuel cells, to radically reduce emissions.
Volkswagen now looking at earlier EA 288 engines in emissions scandal; analyst says could mean millions more vehicles affected