Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Tue, 25 Jan 2022 16:01:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.15 RENAULT DOKKER VAN – EMPOWER YOUR BUSINESS AND AMBITIONS https://tiresandparts.net/news/renault-dokker-van-empower-your-business-and-ambitions/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/renault-dokker-van-empower-your-business-and-ambitions/#respond Tue, 25 Jan 2022 16:01:17 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=38586 For decades now, vans have been the lifeline that made it possible for thousands of businesses to reach their suppliers and customers with their products and services. Catering to the need of the commercial segment of vehicles and enhancing the user journey to another level is the Renault Dokker, your partner in business and progress. […]

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For decades now, vans have been the lifeline that made it possible for thousands of businesses to reach their suppliers and customers with their products and services. Catering to the need of the commercial segment of vehicles and enhancing the user journey to another level is the Renault Dokker, your partner in business and progress.

The overall picture

Renault Dokker is not your usual transportation van — it goes the extra mile by bringing together all other aspects of a car that you may not usually associate with a traditional van. It exhibits a perfect blend of practicality and style without compromising on performance, making it a class apart when it comes to the commercial grade of vehicles.

Renault Dokker redefines vans in the modern world, positioning itself as your go-to partner for business success. With its dynamic performance and spacious interiors, it is a reliable commercial vehicle that still maintains its style quotient by providing a comfortable and convenient way to transport goods and services.

The art of more space

As a van, the Dokker holds up to 750kg of usable cargo capacity as a standard without compromising on the comfort of the driver. Do you need to safely transport crates, produce or even your on-the-go business?

This is the van for you.

In fact, space restrictions are a thing of the past, especially as the seating has been designed so that the loading capacity is maximized to the fullest. This is made possible by the Renault easy seat, a removable front-passenger seat that folds down when the back is flipped for extra space. Alternatively, you can completely remove the seat to get an additional 0.6 m3 and enjoy an additional length of 1.90 meters behind the partition. Let us help you with the resulting math: that’s around 3.11 meters of available space. Moving homes? Check. Do you run a catering business? Check. Are you looking to operate a food truck? Triple (and delicious) check!

 

 

More than meets your needs

The Renault Dokker may exude strength and dynamic performance, but it is its versatility that really comes into play. Whether your business is restricted to Dubai or requires you to be on the move across the UAE, no other van in its class is as convenient and serviceable as the Dokker.

But it is not just a functional car; after all, the safety and happiness of the driver are also centric to its design philosophy. With a radio and Bluetooth® hands-free calling capability, it is able to ensure you always have what’s most important right at your fingertips, cruise control, an anti-lock braking system, and a speed limiter, all you need to do is focus on your journey ahead, and the Dokker will take care of everything else.

Experience the potential today

Representing an ideal partner for SMEs and entrepreneurial souls who believe in the blending of style, service and strength, the Dokker is more than your average van; it is a tool for success. To explore the many functionalities of the car,  contact or visit your nearest Renault of Arabian Automobiles showroom today.

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Rock-Crawling 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Debuts as Most Powerful Street-Legal Bronco Ever is Coming to the Middle East https://tiresandparts.net/news/rock-crawling-2022-ford-bronco-raptor-debuts-as-most-powerful-street-legal-bronco-ever-is-coming-to-the-middle-east/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/rock-crawling-2022-ford-bronco-raptor-debuts-as-most-powerful-street-legal-bronco-ever-is-coming-to-the-middle-east/#respond Tue, 25 Jan 2022 11:43:02 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=38583 Two icons that have tackled off-road terrain for years are coming together to take on even more: Bronco® and Raptor™. Built for desert running and boulder crawling, the all-new 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor gives off-roaders next-level performance. Bronco Raptor, the newest member of the Bronco outdoor brand of Built Untamed™ SUVs, debuts today as the […]

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Two icons that have tackled off-road terrain for years are coming together to take on even more: Bronco® and Raptor™. Built for desert running and boulder crawling, the all-new 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor gives off-roaders next-level performance.
Bronco Raptor, the newest member of the Bronco outdoor brand of Built Untamed™ SUVs, debuts today as the most powerful street-legal Bronco ever, and the world’s first Ultra4 Racing-inspired SUV. Ford Performance, the same team that produces the F-150 Raptor, designed and engineered Bronco Raptor as a calling to hardcore off-road enthusiasts.
Bronco Raptor is equipped with elite off-road technology and hardware. Ultra4 Racing is the epitome of grueling off-road competition, featuring demanding races such as the famed King of the Hammers in the Johnson Valley in California, where Bronco Raptor will be on display on Feb. 3. Ford and Bronco will continue as the official truck and SUV of the Ultra4 series.
“We poured all of our passion and all of our Bronco and Raptor know-how into creating this absolute desert-racing beast,” said Jim Farley, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company. “It’s the real deal. It’s not for show and it’s not for everybody. But for people who love to get out in the wild, it’s the ultimate. And only Ford could create a Bronco Raptor.”

With the addition of Bronco Raptor, Ford once again expands its Raptor high-performance off- road vehicle franchise, which also includes F-150 Raptor for North America and Ranger Raptor for global markets.
“Raptor is the apex of our off-road lineup and is now a full lineup with race proven content and design that you can’t get from anyone else,” Farley added.
Beyond the Raptor family, Ford offers an unmatched variety of additional on- and off-road high- performance and specialty performance vehicles, from Mustang Shelby GT500, the pinnacle of Mustang street performance, to the ST lineup of cars and SUVs, to the Tremor family of F- Series and Ranger tough and work-capable off-road trucks.

Ford Performance unleashes extreme Built Untamed capability and durability
To build the world’s first Ultra4-inspired SUV, Ford Performance set the bar high. Bronco Raptor had to be even faster and bring more off-road capability, agility and maneuverability than Bronco already delivers.

“We had to build the Bronco Raptor – it’s our ultimate vehicle for hardcore off-road enthusiasts who demand something more,” said Carl Widmann, Ford Performance chief engineer. “Like the Ultra4 desert race trucks, the ‘Raptor of SUVs’ conquers desert dunes at highway speeds and is equipped with competition-level off-road technology and hardware.”
Starting with the Bronco frame foundation, the Ford Performance team knew it needed a Raptor-specific version for increased suspension travel and track width for handling stability
during high-speed desert runs. At the Raptor core is a fully boxed, high-strength steel frame with new shock towers that increase wheel travel and off-road durability. Heavy-duty bash and skid plates provide continuous driveline coverage from the front bumper to the back of the engine, transmission and transfer case. In the upper body, B-pillar cross bar and C-pillar reinforcement help deliver a greater than 50% total body-in-prime torsional rigidity increase over a standard Bronco four-door model.
Competition-level, Ford Performance-developed axles, also used on the Bronco DR race truck, further deliver on the Ultra4-inspiration. The solid rear axle is upgraded to a semi-float Dana 50™ Heavy-Duty AdvanTEK® with 235-millimeter ring gear, while the Dana 44™ AdvanTEK front- drive unit includes upgraded half-shafts with 210-millimeter ring gear. These upgraded front and rear axles increase the track width by 8.6 inches (73.6 inches versus 65.0 inches) over a base Bronco for even more sure-footed confidence. Larger front and rear driveshafts support increased wheel torque. Bronco Raptor also runs with a minimum ground clearance of 13.1 inches, 4.8 inches more than a base four-door model.

An advanced 4×4 system with three modes includes a higher-capacity clutch designed to withstand the demands of high-performance desert events. The upgraded transfer case also features a 3.06 4×4 LO ratio for up to 67.7:1 crawl ratio.
The Ford Performance team collaborated with FOX™ to upgrade the High-Performance Off- Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) system with Live Valve technology. Similar to the F-150 Raptor truck’s position-sensitive damping design, the Raptor HOSS 4.0 system features FOX
3.1 Internal Bypass Semi-Active Dampers (3.1-inch diameter) that are uniquely tuned at the front and rear and feature integrated reservoirs up front and remote reservoirs in rear. Suspension height sensors and other sensors at each corner monitor terrain conditions independently hundreds of times every second and adjust suspension tuning accordingly.
Unique Ford Performance-designed front and rear control arms help deliver maximum wheel travel of 13.0 inches in front and 14.0 inches at the rear, or 60% and 40% more, respectively, than a Bronco base model. To deliver the confidence and high-speed needs of the world’s first Ultra4-inspired SUV, the Ford Performance team reached out to BFGoodrich for standard 37- inch KO2 all-terrain tires (37×12.50R17LT), the largest of any production SUV in America**. Two Ford Performance-designed 17-inch x 8.5-inch beadlock-capable wheels are available. An electric-power steering rack and housing influenced by F-150 Raptor, as well as larger-diameter inner and outer tie rod ends, were added to further upgrade Bronco Raptor.
To give Bronco Raptor even more desert-running power, the Ford powertrain team developed the proven twin-turbo 3.0-liter EcoBoost® engine with specific Raptor-level tuning to meet Ford Performance standards. With a target of more than 400 horsepower*, Bronco Raptor will be the most powerful street-legal Bronco ever, with intercooling and air-induction systems designed to endure the higher ambient desert temperatures.
For higher-speed desert capabilities or crawling over rocks, the compacted graphite iron-block engine, which saves weight while providing strength for added durability, is paired with a 10- speed SelectShift™ automatic transmission tuned to meet Ford Performance standards. A true dual-exhaust system, featuring first-for-Bronco active-valve technology, uses near-equal-length pipes for an improved exhaust note. The system allows drivers to alter the sound of their Bronco Raptor with four selectable exhaust modes, including Normal, Sport, Quiet and Baja.
Bronco Raptor builds on the brand’s exclusive G.O.A.T. Modes™ (Goes Over Any Type of Terrain) Terrain Management System™ designed to help drivers better navigate off-road. Seven driver-selectable modes include a uniquely tuned Baja Mode that activates a turbo anti-lag calibration to maximize performance over high-speed desert runs. New to Bronco is Tow/Haul mode, which helps enable a tow rating of 2,041 kilogram, a 1,000-pound improvement over the base model. Trail Control, Trail Turn Assist and Trail One-Pedal Driving are also included.

Raptor styling with extreme Built Untamed innovative design
The first-ever Bronco Raptor delivers purpose-built design, infusing Raptor-family signature cues with the truck’s Built Untamed innovative design.
“As the most badass Bronco yet, the Bronco Raptor design is extreme,” said Paul Wraith, Bronco design chief. “It’s muscular, while maintaining an underlying simplicity with performance- focused details added only for outstanding high-speed capability.”
Familiar Ford block lettering at the front stretches across the signature two-piece rectangular grille. Model-specific LED headlights featuring amber daytime running lamps and integrated amber marker lamps further tie in the DNA of Raptor to provide a menacing look. A heavy-duty modular steel front bumper by Ford Performance features tow hooks, removable bumper end caps for improved off-road clearance, integrated removable Rigid LED fog lamps and Rigid off- road lamps for greater illumination.
The hood on Bronco Raptor is made of sheet-molding compound, offering the design team the ability to dramatically sculpt its muscular shape. An integrated hood vent is molded-in-color Carbon Black and fender vents are painted body color. Raptor logos on the left and right of the hood bulge hint at the twin-turbo power underneath.
Bronco Raptor proudly leverages the Bronco SUV’s patented off-road modular design, stripped it to its base, and replaced components with unique-to-Raptor front and rear quarter-panels, fenders, fender flares and door appliques. Sheet-molding compound is once again used to sculpt the wider front fenders and integrated bodyside heat extraction ducts, which provide additional engine cooling. Sheet-molding compound rear-quarter panels are equally bolstered for a muscular look. Together with fender flares, Bronco Raptor sits 9.8 inches wider than a standard Bronco. Bronco Raptor-specific reinforced rock rails with removable running boards increase rock crawling capability.
For even more Raptor-styling DNA, an available Bronco Raptor Graphics Package includes new splatter graphics on the rear bodysides and hood that use an overlapping broken trapezoidal pattern and floating shapes to present a sophisticated digital appearance. Exterior colors include Hot Pepper Red Metallic, Velocity Blue Metallic, Eruption Green Metallic, Shadow Black, Iconic Silver Metallic, Area 51, Cactus Gray, Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat, Oxford White, plus Ford Performance-exclusive Code Orange paint.

Race-focused with a performance-optimized interior
Bronco Raptor features a familiar heritage-inspired horizontal dash, integrating an all-digital 12- inch cluster. The cluster allows drivers to select from various views, including a Bronco Raptor- exclusive Performance View that emphasizes tachometer and gear readings and allows the customization of gauges.
“The Bronco Raptor interior was designed around what we know hardcore off-road racers want in a vehicle,” said Ryan Olsson, design manager. “From the all-new Performance View on the cluster and unique steering wheel with paddle shifters and fingertip access to Raptor-specific controls, to its race-ready, high-bolster front seats, Bronco Raptor leaves the factory ready for the starting line.”
Base Bronco Raptor models are equipped with Black Onyx marine-grade vinyl seats and rubberized washout flooring. The dark interior is accented with Ford Performance Code Orange splashes on the G.O.A.T. Modes rotary dial, dash vents, door netting, steering wheel stitching and Bronco logo on the instrument panel. Even the push-button ignition lights up in Code Orange. Touchpoints such as the grab handles, steering wheel bezel and gear shifter wear low- gloss carbon fiber accents.
Owners can opt for upgraded features such as all-new laser-perforated Black Onyx Neo suede seats, vinyl-wrapped instrument panel topper, leather-wrapped outer seat bolsters and carpet flooring. A thicker and sport-contoured steering wheel with magnesium paddle shifters and gloss black Raptor logo center continues the Ford Performance treatment. Ford Performance- designed front seats are unique to Bronco Raptor, designed with aggressive foam side bolsters to help keep passengers firmly seated when the terrain gets nasty. Available Code Orange seat belts provide even more Ford Performance style.
Bronco Raptor comes standard with a High Package that includes SYNC®4 with 12-inch touchscreen with swipe capability, information on-demand panel and enhanced voice recognition. Other technology features include an exterior camera with 360-degree viewing capability. The Lux Package is available for customers looking for even more human-centered technology, such as an available 10-speaker B&O audio system and Adaptive Cruise Control.

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Fabian Oefner the artist behind the first NFT in the history of Lamborghini https://tiresandparts.net/news/fabian-oefner-the-artist-behind-the-first-nft-in-the-history-of-lamborghini/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/fabian-oefner-the-artist-behind-the-first-nft-in-the-history-of-lamborghini/#respond Tue, 25 Jan 2022 10:25:02 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=38580 Automobili Lamborghini discloses further information about the recently announced first NFT (non-fungible token) project in the company’s history. The artist behind the five pairs of a physical and a digital piece of art is renowned Swiss artist Fabian Oefner. The physical artwork, the Lamborghini Space Key, celebrates the innovation spirit of the Italian super sports […]

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Automobili Lamborghini discloses further information about the recently announced first NFT (non-fungible token) project in the company’s history. The artist behind the five pairs of a physical and a digital piece of art is renowned Swiss artist Fabian Oefner. The physical artwork, the Lamborghini Space Key, celebrates the innovation spirit of the Italian super sports car manufacturer, while the digital piece of art has yet to be unveiled.
Fabian Oefner explains his two creations: “What I was interested in by creating this project is the intersection between the digital and the physical world. This fascination can be seen in two facets of the project: The car and its components, something physical and real gets transformed into something digital, a photograph of a moment in time, that never existed. And the carbon fibre piece, something physical and tangible, that serves as a key to access the digital experience of the art piece. In both cases, there is a metamorphosis from the physical to the digital world.”
The physical element of the project is the Space Key, five thumbnail-sized pieces of carbon fibre that have spent seven months in outer space on board the ISS as part of a research project of Lamborghini. After returning to earth and after numerous scientific tests, Oefner engraved the carbon fibre pieces with a unique QR code linking the digital component. Each NFT is inscribed with the title and is individually numbered. By scanning the code on the carbon fibre accessing the NFT, the physical and digital world come together.
Further details about this NFT project Space Time Memory will be shared in the following days, including the nature of the digital artwork, the auction house, and the date and time of the auction with the link to the auction registration.

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Corvette Celebrates Milestone with 70th Anniversary Edition https://tiresandparts.net/news/corvette-celebrates-milestone-with-70th-anniversary-edition/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/corvette-celebrates-milestone-with-70th-anniversary-edition/#respond Tue, 25 Jan 2022 10:02:29 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=38577 2023 marks the 70th anniversary of Corvette, the longest running nameplate on the road today. For eight generations, Corvette has pushed the boundaries of technology, performance and style while remaining an attainable cultural icon. The 2023 model year Corvette Stingray and Corvette Z06 will celebrate this milestone with a special 70th Anniversary Edition package. “Passion […]

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2023 marks the 70th anniversary of Corvette, the longest running nameplate on the road today. For eight generations, Corvette has pushed the boundaries of technology, performance and style while remaining an attainable cultural icon.

The 2023 model year Corvette Stingray and Corvette Z06 will celebrate this milestone with a special 70th Anniversary Edition package.

“Passion for Corvette runs deep at Chevrolet and this anniversary is extra special because of the excitement and sales success we’ve achieved with the eighth generation of America’s iconic sportscar,” said Steve Majoros, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. “Even after 70 years, Corvette still makes hearts race and kids dream of the open road.”

70th Anniversary Edition Corvettes will stand out in one of two exterior colors unique to this package – an all-new White Pearl Metallic Tri-coat or Carbon Flash Metallic. Optional stripes are available in complementing colors – Satin Gray with the White Pearl Metallic Tri-coat and Satin Black with the Carbon Flash Metallic.

The 70th Anniversary Edition Corvettes feature distinct wheels with commemorative wheel center caps. While Stingray and Z06 each have separate wheel designs, the wheels share a similar dark finish and Edge Red stripe.

Inside the cockpit, drivers will find two-tone Ceramic Leather GT2 or Competition Sport seats, red stitching throughout, red seatbelts, and sueded microfiber seat inserts and steering wheel.

Additional content includes:

  • 70th Anniversary Edition exterior badging, including special Corvette crossflags
  • Edge Red brake calipers
  • 70th Anniversary Edition logo on seats, steering wheel and sill plates
  • Rear bumper protector and trunk cover
  • Custom luggage set with red stitching and 70th Anniversary Edition logo

70th Anniversary Edition Stingray coupes will also include an Edge Red engine cover.

The 70th Anniversary Edition package will be available when production starts later this year on 2023 Corvette Stingray 3LT and Z06 3LZ coupe and convertible models. The 2023 Corvette Z06 visualizer, live on Chevrolet.com, now includes the 70th Anniversary Edition package.

All 2023 Corvettes, including those not equipped with the 70th Anniversary Edition package, will feature a commemorative 70th anniversary interior plaque located on the center speaker grille and a graphic imprinted on the lower rear window.

Corvette is offering buyers more options in 2023 to make each vehicle bespoke and personalized, raising the number of choices to 14 available exterior colors and eight interior colors that allow for thousands of combinations.

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Global Green renewable and resources company Fortescue, to acquire Williams Advanced Engineering in race to net zero https://tiresandparts.net/news/global-green-renewable-and-resources-company-fortescue-to-acquire-williams-advanced-engineering-in-race-to-net-zero/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/global-green-renewable-and-resources-company-fortescue-to-acquire-williams-advanced-engineering-in-race-to-net-zero/#respond Tue, 25 Jan 2022 07:00:10 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=38574 Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) are setting the pace for ground-breaking innovation in the green energy space, as Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) enters into an agreement to acquire the UK-based WAE. WAE, an offshoot from the Williams F1 team founded by the revered, late Sir Frank Williams, is a world-leading technology […]

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Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) are setting the pace for ground-breaking innovation in the green energy space, as Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) enters into an agreement to acquire the UK-based WAE.

WAE, an offshoot from the Williams F1 team founded by the revered, late Sir Frank Williams, is a world-leading technology and engineering business renowned for its ground-breaking projects in high performance battery systems and electrification.

This acquisition brings together leading thinkers and engineers into one organisation to drive progress and combat climate change, enabling Fortescue to become a major player in the growing global market for green industrial transport equipment.

WAE will bring its race bred critical battery technology to FFI, which will in turn enable Fortescue, one of the largest iron ore producers in the world and a heavy carbon emitter, to realise its industry leading 2030 net-zero target. This will be achieved by working together to help bring green energy to life in programmes such as Fortescue’s 3km long freight trains, 400 tonne haul trucks and industrial heavy mobile equipment.

The heavy industrial sector accounts for more than 20 per cent of global carbon emissions. Today’s £164 million investment means Fortescue and FFI will acquire critical capabilities needed to help decarbonise this industry world-wide utilising FFI’s green electricity, green hydrogen and ammonia which contains zero carbon.

Fortescue Founder and Chairman, Dr Andrew Forrest AO said, “This is the race of our lifetimes – the race to save the planet from cooking. The speed at which we move matters. Together FFI and WAE will work to decarbonise Fortescue – with the aim of achieving that faster and more effectively than anyone else in the world”.

“This is an historic moment in the future of our company as we welcome the WAE family into the Fortescue family to work together to de carbonise heavy industry and hard to abate sectors for the good of our planet, and the benefit of our shareholders”

“This announcement is the key to unlocking the formula for removing fossil fuel powered machinery and replacing it with zero carbon emission technology, powered by FFI green electricity, green hydrogen and green ammonia,” Dr Forrest said.

“For decades, Sir Frank Williams’ F1 racing business was at the forefront of innovation in engineering and I thank him for his pioneering vision in founding WAE over a decade ago. I was sorry to hear of his passing last year and I pay tribute to him. I have huge respect for him, his family and the Williams’ business,” Dr Forrest said.

Former deputy team principal of the Williams F1 Racing Team, Claire Williams OBE, welcomed today’s announcement.

“Since the team sold a majority shareholding in WAE to EMK Capital a couple of years ago, EMK and the Management Team have done a fantastic job in taking the business forward. We are delighted that Fortescue are now taking over that mantle and see the value in the company and its people in tackling some of the biggest issues facing our world today. I am sure that they will continue to drive considerable success through the business and achieve further results in decarbonising heavy industry and tackling the issue of global warming.”

Craig Wilson, Chief Executive Officer WAE said, “High performance battery and electrification systems are at the core of what we do at WAE, and this acquisition and investment will enable the company’s further growth to support the delivery of zero emission products and services across existing sectors – such as automotive, motorsport and off-highway – and new sectors too. This will benefit all of our stakeholders along with current and future customers who are very important to us. My thanks also to EMK Capital for their support during the past two years that has enabled us to accelerate the successful progress of WAE and development of technologies to help tackle climate change”.

“We are delighted to play a key role in Fortescue’s decarbonisation strategy, contributing to the delivery of their emissions reduction targets through high performance battery systems, green hydrogen and related technologies. We will also be focusing on addressing the sector-wide challenges in the off-highway sector. Both companies have a shared culture of innovation, setting and achieving challenging objectives and a genuine commitment to creating a sustainable future.”

Fortescue Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Gaines said, “Fortescue and WAE share strong cultural alignment with a focus on technology and innovation to support carbon neutrality, both companies being leaders in their respective industries”.

“We look forward to working together to apply this technology-first strategy to our emissions reduction pathway while also empowering the highly capable WAE team to achieve growth opportunities in new products, services and markets.”

“We have been working with WAE since early 2021, with WAE designing and building a battery system to power an electric mining haul truck; an important first step in the decarbonisation of Fortescue’s mining haul fleet. WAE’s expertise in battery systems and electrification further complements FFI’s green hydrogen projects for haul trucks and mobile fleet to further underpin our technical leadership,”

FFI Chief Executive Officer, Julie Shuttleworth AM said, “The acquisition of WAE adds cutting edge technology, intellectual property and engineering capabilities to support and accelerate FFI’s Green Fleet technology pathway. Under Fortescue’s ownership, WAE will continue to service its customers while rapidly expanding its battery and electrification technologies, engineering and manufacturing offerings”.

“Rapid growth of WAE’s world-leading technology and engineering business and an expansion of its manufacturing footprint further enhances FFI’s position to become a major player in the global market for decarbonisation of the global heavy industry sector”

“Joining the Fortescue Family will also allow WAE to invest in new technologies and to further commercialise world leading electrification products in new markets. It is also an opportunity to continue to grow the Williams’ family vision of creating cutting edge technology operating at the forefront of innovation in engineering and business”.

Together FFI and WAE will work together to help achieve the goal to make zero emissions energy available at an industrial, global scale as we become the world’s best, fully renewable energy and green products company.

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Kia Carens to heat up three-row MPV market of India in 2022 https://tiresandparts.net/interaction/kia-carens-to-heat-up-three-row-mpv-market-of-india-in-2022/ https://tiresandparts.net/interaction/kia-carens-to-heat-up-three-row-mpv-market-of-india-in-2022/#respond Tue, 25 Jan 2022 06:45:18 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=38571 Despite the COVID-19 impact, new vehicle launches in India have been able to charge up the local market. In line with this, Kia Motors India recently launched its new 7-seater three-row MPV in India called ‘Kia Carens’. This launch marks the entry of Kia Motors in the mass market MPV segment after the premium MPV […]

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Despite the COVID-19 impact, new vehicle launches in India have been able to charge up the local market. In line with this, Kia Motors India recently launched its new 7-seater three-row MPV in India called ‘Kia Carens’. This launch marks the entry of Kia Motors in the mass market MPV segment after the premium MPV Carnival. It indicates the trend that the market for three-row 7-seater SUV/MPVs in India is likely to heat up in 2022 with the launch boosting Kia’s competitive position in the Indian market, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The progress in new vehicle launches is supplemented by the growing demand for personal mobility and high consumer traction towards feature flooded vehicles.

The Carens is a five-or seven-seat 4,540mm long MPV based on the HMG KP platform. The Seltos-based model is initially only for the Indian market, manufactured locally at the Anantapur factory in Andhra Pradesh but the company has plans to export it to multiple RHD and LHD markets. GlobalData estimates an initial annual production capacity of 35,000 units for the vehicle.

Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Kia Motors, like its parent Hyundai group, has been able to sense the market trends and bring in competitive products at the right time. This is evident from the launch of Seltos back in 2019 and Sonet in 2020 when markets for compact and sub-compact SUVs were heated up, respectively.”

An analysis of launches over past few years indicates that now with most OEMs well positioned in sub-compact and compact 5-seater SUV segment, three-row SUV and MPVs is the next battleground. The year of 2021 remained a year for three-row vehicles and witnessed five new launches in the segment while 2022 started with launch of Kia Carens and more three-row products are expected to be launched this year.

Most of the launches made over the past few years are available both in 5-seat and 7-seat variants which indicate that there’s an increasing consumer inclination towards bigger-size/family vehicles in India in the mass market segment. The same is also evident from the squeezing share of hatchbacks and sedans. And OEMs are now aiming to leverage the opportunity by bridging the gap, especially with new MPVs.

According to GlobalData, the MPV and SUV segments have been growing at a CAGR of 7.8% and 16% over the past five years. While the sub-compact segment remains the leader, the mid-size, compact and MPV segment has been able to maintain their relevance in the Indian market.

“MPVs undoubtedly make more practical sense for the Indian customers given that it has more capacity, better fuel economy, is relatively cheaper than SUVs and give a sense of a big car. The MPV segment has maintained robust growth over past few years despite limited product availability.

 

Credits: Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData

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Continental Tires introduces Conti SupRim Technology™ in India https://tiresandparts.net/news/continental-tires-introduces-conti-suprim-technology-in-india/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/continental-tires-introduces-conti-suprim-technology-in-india/#respond Tue, 25 Jan 2022 06:25:30 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=38568 Continental Tires, the leading premium tyre manufacturer, has introduced Conti SupRim Technology™ in the Indian market. With the Conti SupRim Technology™, Continental Tyres re-engineered the rim strip compound to deliver superior anti-aging properties that enhance tyre bead flexibility, strength and tear resistance. The Conti SupRim Technology™ is now incorporated into all radial tyres manufactured at […]

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Continental Tires, the leading premium tyre manufacturer, has introduced Conti SupRim Technology™ in the Indian market. With the Conti SupRim Technology™, Continental Tyres re-engineered the rim strip compound to deliver superior anti-aging properties that enhance tyre bead flexibility, strength and tear resistance. The Conti SupRim Technology™ is now incorporated into all radial tyres manufactured at Continental Tires’ plant in Modipuram.
India features multiple weather conditions along with the different terrains throughout the country. Such diversities make tyres undergo a great deal of wear and tear. Further, tyres undergo a great deal of wear and tear every day. Fleet operators and owners turn to mounting, demounting, and retreading the tyres to maximize utilization. This practice strains the bead areas making them brittle and susceptible to breakage. Instead of saving casing value and prolonging tyre life, customers end up potentially losing it entirely. Continental Tires specifically developed the Conti SupRim Technology™ for customers in the Asia Pacific markets like India, where customers practice retreading multiple times. The new rim strip compound has superior anti-aging properties, improved tear resistance, and high flexibility and strength.
Conti SupRim Technology™: Four times easier to mount with three times the bead durability
Customers who have tested tyres with Conti SupRim Technology™ agree that it is four times easier to mount compared to a tyre with a conventional compound. This technology provides three times the bead durability of conventional compounds, further minimizing damage caused by mounting and demounting.
In conventional tyres, bead durability tends to deteriorate up to 75% by the end of its first life. The Conti SupRim Technology™ ensures that the bead retains its initial durability throughout its first life and only results in a marginal decline of up to 18% by the end of its first retread. In short, the Conti SupRim Technology™ ensures superior retreadability and ease of mounting throughout the lifecycle of tyres while delivering lower costs of ownership to customers.
Continuous commitment to providing sustainable solutions to fleet operators
“Conti SupRim Technology™ will prove to be path-breaking in the Indian market. This technology boasts a lower cost of ownership and provides superior performance and easier handling. This leading-edge technology will enhance our competitive presence in the industry among fleet operators and owners and successfully demonstrates superiority in innovation and quality at Continental. With the incorporation of Conti SupRim Technology™, we bring safe, durable, and robust tyres to Indian fleets. Our customers across Asia have shown great confidence in this technology to enrich their long-term product experience. We hope to see similar results in the Indian market as well,” said Samir Gupta.

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Giti Tire Returns with Action-Packed 2022 Formula Racing in UAE https://tiresandparts.net/news/giti-tire-returns-with-action-packed-2022-formula-racing-in-uae/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/giti-tire-returns-with-action-packed-2022-formula-racing-in-uae/#respond Mon, 24 Jan 2022 15:57:27 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=38562 Giti Tire returned with action-packed Formula Regional Asian Championship (FRAC) certified by FIA with impressive 28-car entry for opening round of the 2022 season at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit held on January 21-23, 2022. The organisers of this racing season were impressed that despite the toughest travel and events conditions due to Covid-19, UAE […]

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Giti Tire returned with action-packed Formula Regional Asian Championship (FRAC) certified by FIA with impressive 28-car entry for opening round of the 2022 season at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit held on January 21-23, 2022.
The organisers of this racing season were impressed that despite the toughest travel and events conditions due to Covid-19, UAE venues were capable of hosting the international sporting events. It reflects in organizing an extremely successful Expo 2020 and fully adhering to the strict SOPs issued by the UAE government. In addition, the race series is notable as the first formula event in the UAE since the historic finale of the 2021 Formula 1 season at Yas Marina.
A special feature of this year’s FRAC is that the Emirati racing family of Khaled Al-Qubaisi with daughters Amna Al-Qubaisi and Hamda Al-Qubaisi all are taking part together in the Formula Regional Asian Championship season. The series this year has been rebranded from ‘F3 Asian Championship’ Certified By FIA. Giti Tire is a key sponsor and full tire provider for the 2022 season from January-February 2022. The first round of 1-3 races took place Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit.
The entry includes drivers representing 15 nations competing with eight of the world’s premier junior single seater teams, among them four F1 junior academy talents.
Reigning champions Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema, which won the title last year with newly-signed Alfa Romeo F1 driver Zhou Guanyu, enters five cars. Red Bull Junior Team member, 16-year-old American Jak Crawford, makes his FRAC debut with the team following his debut season in the FIA Formula 3 Championship last year. Joining him is Mercedes Junior Team Estonian Paul Aron, 17, and three members of the pioneering Emirati racing family of Al Qubaisi; father Khaled and daughters Hamda and Amna.
A four-car entry for the season start from two-time team champions Hitech Grand Prix is headed by Red Bull Junior Team driver and 2021 Formula Regional European Championship (FREC) Rookie champion Isack Hadjar.
Hong Kong SAR-based BlackArts Racing, which took a clean-sweep of Driver, Team and Masters titles in 2020, returns with 20-year-old Luxembourger Brice Morabito, back on track after contesting the Austrian F3 Cup in 2020.
Mumbai Falcons India Racing, which made its series debut last season, is back with a trio of strong title contenders. Ferrari Driver Academy member Dino Beganovic took four podiums in the nine FRAC races he contested last year, and returns for a full season tilt at the title this time around.
The season, supported by Giti Tire, sees the return of Turkish talent Cem Bolukbasi, this time with Australian-based Evans GP.
The two-car Evans GP Academy entry, meanwhile, features Hungarian Levente Révész, making his single seater debut, and American David Morales, racing in the Middle East for the first time in his career.
Pinnacle Motorsport, with whom Pierre-Louis Chovet finished runner-up in 2021, returns with a four-car entry headed by exciting 17-year-old Dutchman Dilano van’t Hoff.
French team 3Y by R-ace GP joins the championship for the first time in 2022, and boasts a strong driver line-up.

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Start your new year with a ‘Koleos-tastic’ offer from Renault of Arabian Automobiles https://tiresandparts.net/news/start-your-new-year-with-a-koleos-tastic-offer-from-renault-of-arabian-automobiles/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/start-your-new-year-with-a-koleos-tastic-offer-from-renault-of-arabian-automobiles/#respond Mon, 24 Jan 2022 12:38:10 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=38559 Setting off the new year with style, Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, is highlighting an exceptional offer on the 2022 Renault Koleos. Until the end of January, every newly purchased Koleos from Arabian Automobiles will come bundled […]

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Setting off the new year with style, Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, is highlighting an exceptional offer on the 2022 Renault Koleos.
Until the end of January, every newly purchased Koleos from Arabian Automobiles will come bundled with FREE insurance for 1-year, 3-year FREE service, and 5-year unlimited mileage warranty.
With its athletic profile, robust front end, and all-mode 4×4-i transmission, the 2022 Renault Koleos comes with redesigned headlights, rear and indicator lights as well as a choice of colors for the seats and all-new black titanium trims that replace the predecessor’s wooden ones.
This award-winning SUV is beyond a head turner: with generous legroom on the inside, a compartment to keep your drinks cold, and an 8.7-inch tablet connected to the R-Link 2 that grants you control over the car’s full multimedia features, the Koleos is designed to be your everyday companion no matter where your journey takes you.
If you were looking for a reason to upgrade your current car or experience the adventure behind an award-winning compact SUV, this is it. To take advantage of this offer throughout January, book a test drive by visiting R-stores in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates or www.renault-dubai.com, or by calling 800-RENAULT (800-7362858) to speak to a sales representative today.

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AutoPro, an ENOC Group company, recognised for quick service and safety at Automechanika Dubai https://tiresandparts.net/news/autopro-an-enoc-group-company-recognised-for-quick-service-and-safety-at-automechanika-dubai/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/autopro-an-enoc-group-company-recognised-for-quick-service-and-safety-at-automechanika-dubai/#respond Mon, 24 Jan 2022 11:24:20 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=38555 AutoPro, an ENOC Group company, and the largest network operator of automotive services in the UAE, won two awards at the Automechanika Dubai Awards 2021 in recognition of its quick service and best practice in safety. Organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the 18th edition of Automechanika Dubai was held at the Dubai World Trade […]

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AutoPro, an ENOC Group company, and the largest network operator of automotive services in the UAE, won two awards at the Automechanika Dubai Awards 2021 in recognition of its quick service and best practice in safety.

Organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the 18th edition of Automechanika Dubai was held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 14 – 16 December, and the inaugural awards presented a unique opportunity to celebrate success, excellence and innovation in the industry.

AutoPro won the award for ‘Automotive Quick Services Provider of the Year’ and was recognised as the best amongst the automotive quick service providers in the GCC for its sustainable business model, highest efficiency and quality standards, technical excellence and strong customer care delivery. The second award for safety under the products and training category, commended AutoPro for its approach towards managing safety, health and environment policies, and how it is implemented and managed.

His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, said: “AutoPro is committed to providing and enhancing superior quality automotive services to support customer needs whilst maintaining the highest safety standards. We are honoured that our service and safety practices have been recognised by Automechanika Dubai, a platform that has been bringing together the best of the automotive aftermarket and service industry for nearly two decades. As AutoPro continues to expand its offerings to meet automotive needs in the Emirates, service and safety will remain a priority for us in the years ahead.”

 

Automechanika Dubai is the largest international automotive aftermarket trade show in the Middle East, which brought together 1,900 exhibitors from 57 countries. The awards recognize individuals, organisations and products across the GCC for their outstanding performance, exceptional service quality, sustainability initiatives and achievements in three main categories: service providers, individuals, and products and training, honouring and celebrating the best performing entities in this sector.

Currently, AutoPro serves more than 300,000 vehicles annually across its 46 locations. The first in the region to offer oil change in a mobile vehicle, AutoPro recently launched 800 – AutoPro, which offers services including Battery Change, Tyre Change, and Oil Change at customers’ doorstep, anytime and anywhere.

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