UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations decline by -16.1% during the traditional ‘quiet’ month for registrations. 19,407 vans registered as businesses await plate change month and clarity over economic outlook. YTD sales down -36.4%, equivalent to almost 90,000 units.
Just 328 Buses and Coaches Join UK Roads in Q2, as Market Grapples with Pandemic
New bus and coach registrations fall -77.1% in Q2, with 328 vehicles joining UK roads. Single-deck demand plummets -93.3% to just 51 units, down from 757 last year. 1,731 vehicles registered in first six months, down -34.6% year on year.
New UK HGV Registrations Fall -73.4% in Q2 2020
UK heavy goods vehicle market shrinks by -73.4% in second quarter. Markets for both rigid and artic trucks in decline, with a total 4,151 vehicles joining UK roads. Year-to-date demand halves, down -51.4% with just 13,344 vehicles registered in the first six months.
Michelin Expands X Multi Range with More Versatile and Longer-Lasting Truck Tyres
Michelin has extended its X Multi truck tyre range, popular for regional haulage, with the addition of 315/80 R22.5 X Multi Z (multi-position) and X Multi D (drive) fitments. It is also introducing two new 385/65 R22.5 high load carrying capacity tyres: the X Multi HLZ (multi-position) and X Multi HLT (trailer), primarily for logging trucks and crane-mounted tractor units.
Commercial Vehicle Production Rises 3.6% in July
July production up 3.6%, with 5,234 commercial vehicles manufactured, giving manufacturers a glimmer of hope. The uptick is largely due to orders from Europe, with 53.4% of all units produced in July destined for EU markets.
The Innovation of Environmental Detection for Today and Tomorrow
As part of the Continental Commercial Vehicle Days online conference, one of the Web Sessions was focused on environmental detection practices for today’s market, as well as the general challenges faced by the commercial vehicle sector.
Borussia Dortmund Maintain Their Hankook Partnership for a 12th Season
Since 2009 when Hankook signed the sponsorship contract with BVB, the partnership remains as strong as ever, with Hankook remaining loyal to the club for another season. Celebrating its 10th anniversary last year, fans are ready for the start of the new Bundesliga season, with the Hankook brand presence once again featured.
Giti Tire Focuses on Hard Urban Distribution Vehicles with the Release of the New 17.5” GAU867v1
Giti Tire is targeting the small ‘stop-start’ city bus and 7.5 tonne delivery vehicle markets with the launch of its Giti GAU867v1 all-position tyre in size 215/75R17.5.
Conference Programme Set to be Centre Stage at TyrexpoAsia 2021
Tarsus Group – Organisers of the Tyrexpo Asia 2021 Show in Singapore next March, have announced further details of the series of business conferences which will take place during the course of the three-day event.
Central Tyre Continues its Growth with its New Sales Director
Alex Whittle has been appointed as Central Tyre’s new Sales Director, following a successful growth period within the UK market. He will be responsible for all sales operations across the car, van, truck, industrial and agricultural sectors.