Monday, January 25, 2016

New summer tyre for small and medium-sized cars. Nokian iLine summer tyre – More comfort and economy with excellent driving feel

he new Nokian iLine for small and medium-sized cars rolls pleasantly and safely in any summer weather. This summer tyre from Nokian Tyres offers first-class fuel efficiency, which amounts to greener driving. The top-notch driving feel remains stable and reliable even under extreme conditions. The unique Venturi Grooves effectively prevent aquaplaning and the pine oil added to the rubber compound maximises tyre durability.
The new summer tyre from the world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer supplements the selection of Nokian Tyres premium summer tyres for the increasingly varied Central European summer weather. The wide size selection (13–16 inches) is excellently suited for drivers who want to stay safe on rain-soaked asphalt and sun-scorched gravel roads alike. The most common speed ratings are T (190 km/h) and H (210 km/h). The entire size selection will be made available to drivers during the spring of 2016.
Better mileage, lower noise
The new Nokian iLine has low rolling resistance and good wear resistance thanks to several technological innovations. The hemispherical, golf ball-like indentations on the walls of the longitudinal ribs cool the tyre down. This new Silent Groove Design reduces air resistance and increases the range of the vehicle through lower fuel consumption.
The design of the sides of the longitudinal ribs also controls the interior and exterior rolling noise of the vehicle. The indentations guide the airflow, removing the noise waves caused by the edges of the transversal grooves and thereby preventing that unpleasant, howling sound.
The new Nokian iLine Silica tread compound is a skilful combination of safety and eco-friendliness. Pine oil has been added to the full silica compound that guarantees commendable wet grip under all conditions. Pine oil effectively reduces the temperature of the rubber compound by reducing the friction caused by inter-molecular movement. The Nokian iLine lasts longer and rolls lightly, consumes less fuel and minimises harmful emissions.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Detroit auto show opens to the public

The doors at Cobo Center opened to the public for the first time at this year’s North American International Auto Show Saturday.

The 2016 Detroit Auto Show is now well and truly over, at least for the media, so here’s a look at some of the highlights. 
2017 Lincoln Continental, 2016 Detroit Auto Show

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class - 2016 Detroit Auto Show live photos

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew, 2016 Detroit Auto Show

Monday, January 11, 2016

Goodyear Eagle Tires Chosen Exclusively for All-New 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) has announced that Chevrolet's full line of 2016 Camaro models will roll exclusively on Goodyear Eagle performance tires.

According to Chevrolet, the sixth generation Camaro has been redesigned from the ground up to offer the exceptional driving dynamics and refinement of a world-class performance car.

 As the vehicle's only point of contact with the road, tire development was an important component of the overall performance equation. Goodyear engineers worked closely with the Camaro development team to design and engineer tires to deliver superior performance. The project, which included more than 13,000 hours of tire development and testing, resulted in three unique tire fitments engineered to complement the performance and character of the new Camaro.
Also available are optional 20-inch wheels, wrapped with Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season RunOnFlat® tires in size 245/40R20. The Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season is Goodyear's premium ultra-high performance all-season tire. It features a dual-zone asymmetric tread pattern, which includes a Dry Handling Zone on the outside shoulder for enhanced handling and grip and an All-Season Zone on the inside shoulder to help shed water and slush for enhanced wet traction.

The Camaro SS features 20-inch aluminum wheels equipped with Goodyear's next-generation ultra-high performance summer tire—the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 RunOnFlat®—in size 245/40ZR20 (front) and 275/35ZR20 (rear). The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 is Goodyear's premium offering for responsive handling and control in both dry and wet conditions, and will debut on the Camaro SS before its full release in 2016. The tire was extensively tested on the 2016 Camaro SS at a number of world-renowned race tracks, including Virginia International Raceway, Road Atlanta and Germany's Nurburgring Nordschleife.

Both the Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season and the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 feature Goodyear's RunOnFlat® technology, which allows consumers to drive up to 50 miles on a deflating or deflated tire at a top speed of 50 mph.