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Top 10 tyre news 2019

rezulteo starts 2020 by looking back on news from the tyre world that marked 2019. Winter and summer tyres, tests and comparisons, legislation, car manufacturers and tyre retailers, sustainable mobility, innovation. We are looking back on the best tyre news of the year.

Winter tyres, summer tyres, tests, regulations, innovation: top 10 tyre information

What news marked the tyre world in 2019? © rezulteo

1 - Car manufacturer tyre markings

Car manufacturer groups

© Skoda 

Each car manufacturer has its own specific marking which can be found on the tyre’s sidewall. These tyres are approved to be fitted as original equipment on a new vehicle. To buy tyres suitable for a specific car brand, the manufacturer’s marking is useful. For example, tyres approved for Mercedes have the MO marking, Toyota the A marking and BMW have a star. rezulteo will also help you find your way through the maze of manufacturer’s acronyms.

Car manufacturer groups and their tyre markings

2 - Michelin Uptis: the puncture-proof tyre

Airless and puncture-proof tyre thanks to new technology

© Michelin

At Michelin, sustainable mobility is a subject of research and development. With the puncture-proof Uptis tyre, the French tyre manufacturer has designed an airless tyre which will have a significant positive impact on the environment and road safety. This tyre, designed for the near future, will also offer an economical advantage while generating less waste.

Michelin Uptis: puncture-proof tyres for your car by 2024?

3 - Tyre sales: Black Friday

La distribution de pneumatiques : à qui appartiennent les principales enseignes ?

© iStock

Every year Black Friday takes a major place in retail and online commerce, also in tyre business. Dealers and tyre manufacturers offer many special offers and discounts. rezulteo has put together the best promotions for you.

How to save money on tyres?

4 - Tyre test: what are the best winter tyres according to Autobild?

Autobild has compared the best winter tyres for compact and medium-sized cars, saloons and MPVs, on snow, and in wet and dry conditions

Autobild presents its new 2019 test of winter tyres, in a size for compact and medium-sized cars. © Autobild 

Autobild has published a complete comparison test of a selection of winter tyres tested in polar conditions using a BMW 1-Series as the test vehicle. 20 pre-selected tyres, which can be fitted on passenger cars and MPVs, were tested in the size 225/45 R17. Autobild tested winter tyres on several categories: braking, handling on snow, wet roads, dry roads, aquaplaning situations and wear.

What is the best winter tyre for passenger cars and MPVs according to Autobild? The Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850 winter tyre takes the top spot. Find more information on the strengths and weakness of each winter tyre tested in the complete comparison test.

What are the best winter tyres according to Autobild?

5 - Tyre labels: more information from 2021

Tyre labelling: new rating criteria for the European tyre label from 2021

Tyre labelling: new rating criteria for the European tyre label from 2021. © Adobe

The European Commission wants to improve the EU tyre labelling legislation. The project consists in providing more information on the tyre label. The addition of new criteria such as mileage, resistance to abrasion, grip on snow and ice will raise the consumer’s awareness allowing him to choose the best tyre for his vehicle. The new version of the label will also bring energy savings and reduced fuel consumption. The new feature? The label will be introduced on tyres for heavy duty vehicles, not covered until now.

From 2021, tyre labels will indicate more information

6 - Top 7 best summer tyres selected by our experts

Top 7 summer tyres 2019

© rezulteo

Choosing tyres can quickly become a nightmare when looking at the wide range of tyres available on the market. This is the reason why our experts have selected the 7 best summer tyres to help you buy your tyres. The tyres have been selected based on their price and performances, in the most common dimensions to fit passenger cars. Among those selected, you will find the Michelin, Falken, Continental and Nokian brands.

Top 7 best summer tyres 2019/2020: our experts selection

7 - Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport UHP tyre tested for the first time

Tyres BMW M2 Tyre Reviews

© Tyre Reviews

The British Tyre Reviews website compared 8 of the most popular Ultra High Performance tyres. Among them, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport sports tyre which was tested on the BMW M2 in the size 245/35 R19 on the front and 265/35 R19 on the rear. It obtained the best results in track handling tests. It also delivered excellent performance on wet and dry surfaces, except for braking distances which were slightly longer than its competitors. Did it finish first in the ranking? Discover the final ranking in the complete comparison test.

Comparatif pneus UHP 2019 par Tyre Reviews : le Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport testé pour la première fois

8 - A tyre to roll on the moon: a Bridgestone innovation

Bridgestone tyres to roll on the moon

Bridgestone will develop special tyres for the next rovers built to roll on the moon (©) Toyota

Bridgestone dreams of sending its tyres into space: tyre manufacturer Bridgestone will take part in a space mission with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Their aim is to develop tyres that can roll on the lunar surface. The tyre brand will study the composition of the lunar surface so that space exploration vehicles, better known as “rovers” can explore this difficult surface. Still in the early stages, Bridgestone is already working on an elastic wheel concept suitable for a space exploration vehicle.

Bridgestone will develop tyres to roll on the moon

9 - The Yokohama semi-slick tyre re-engineered to meet European tyre labelling regulations

2019 Geneva Motor Show: new Yokohama Advan Neova AD08RS

The new Yokohama Advan Neova AD08RS semi-slick tyre complies with regulations for rolling resistance. © Yokohama

The news concerning the Yokohama Advan Neova AD08RS semi-slick tyre has delighted track days fans. It is a re-engineered version of the Advan Neova AD08R recognised for its very good sports tyre performances. But the latter did not meet European tyre regulations, bearing in mind that tyre manufacturers are banned from selling tyres with an F rating or less for rolling resistance. This is no longer the case; the Yokohama Advan Neova AD08RS semi-slick tyre now meets European regulations for tyre labelling and remains road legal.

Yokohama Advan Neova AD08RS: the range meets regulations

10 - What tyre for a Ford Fiesta? The best tyres selected

Ford Fiesta tyres: what tyre in the approved sizes?

What tyres to equip your Ford Fiesta ? © Ford

Buying tyres inevitably involves identifying your needs based on your daily drive, weather conditions and your vehicle. So, what tyres can be fitted on a Ford Fiesta, a popular car seen on roads? For you, rezulteo has selected the best tyres suitable for this model taking into account the available sizes and will help you find the tyre that meets your requirements. Tyres from brands who no longer have to prove their performances such as the Michelin Energy Saver + or Pilot Sport 4, the Pirelli Cinturato P1, the Continental PremiumContact 6 or the Nokian Line.

What tyre for a Ford Fiesta?

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