Honda Tyre: The ‘Big One’ is coming soon to Europe
From: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-28/honda-tyre-the-big-one-is-coming-to-europe The world’s biggest tyre manufacturer is set to unveil a new model of tyre for the new 2015 Honda Civic, which will cost around £80,000.
The new Civic will be the first new Honda vehicle to feature a tyre made from tyre with the company’s famous ‘Big one’ design.
The tyre, which Honda says is a ‘new evolution of the tyre we introduced in 2016’, will have a “higher performance profile and higher durability than the standard Civic,” according to the company.
Honda will release a first batch of the new tyre in 2018.
The new tyre, called ‘Tyre 1’, will feature “upgraded carbon composite material and high-strength plastic reinforcement for better grip, stability and puncture resistance,” according the company, adding that it is a “better-balanced tyre” that can be used in “extreme weather conditions.”
The tyre will be manufactured by tyre giant Yokohama, and will be made available in two sizes: 30/30 and 40/40.
The company is set for a public unveiling of the tyres, which are expected to be introduced in 2018, in the UK at the end of this month.
The tyre will go on sale in 2019, but Honda is not yet planning on making them available in the US, Australia, or Canada, according to Reuters.
The tyres will also be available in four different colour schemes: black, silver, gold, and a combination of the three.
The tyres will be available with a “limited number of styles” that will feature a variety of stitching and trim, the firm added.
The tire will come in a range of sizes from 30/50 to 40/60, and there will be two types of tyre available, according the firm: “a standard model with a full-sized tyre in a single-piece package and an alternative model that features a full sized tyre in two pieces.”
“Our new tyres have a higher performance profile, better grip and a higher durability, and can be more versatile and flexible,” Honda’s Tomi Nakagawa, Vice President and General Manager of Honda Motor Europe said in a statement.
“We’re confident they will appeal to the global market, as well as the current and future markets, and our customers will be able to enjoy their cars on a wide range of surfaces and road conditions.”
“In the coming months, we plan to introduce new models in both sizes, including a new tyre size for the Civic,” Nakagawas said.
“The new tyres will offer an exciting new way to enjoy the Honda Civic in a new and exciting way.”
Honda previously announced a new, lower-cost tyre for its compact Honda Civic.
The company introduced the tyres in 2020, with the brand saying it would be “the world’s first tyre with a tyre with more performance and better grip than the current Civic.”
The tyres are available in three sizes: 20/30, 25/35, and 40-40.