NEW ACCOLADES FOR VREDESTEIN WINTER TYRE RANGES
Apollo Tyres is significantly broadening its portfolio of award-winning Vredestein winter tyres this year with the launch of products in 23 new dimensions. Available in diameters from 15 to 22 inches, the new tyres are suitable for compact, family cars and SUVs (Wintrac), and high-performance cars and SUVs (Wintrac Pro). The arrival of the new products coincides with a host of new accolades for the Vredestein winter ranges, conferred by leading European tyre testers.
Winter Tyre Regulations France
On 1 November 2021 the so-called ‘mountain law II’ will come into force in 48 French mountainous regions. From this moment on anyone travelling in or through one of these areas between 1 November and 31 March will be obliged to fit approved winter tyres or snow chains to their car. Here you can read all about which regions will be affected, the vehicles to which the rules apply and the regulations concerning the equipment itself.
Audi specifies Vredestein summer tyres as standard equipment for the Audi A1 Sportback
Audi has selected Apollo Tyres’ latest Vredestein Ultrac and Sportrac summer tyres as original equipment (OE) for the Audi A1 Sportback, with factory fitment on selected models. Produced at Apollo Tyres’ facilities in Hungary, the tyres chosen by Audi will be supplied in two sizes, 15-inch for the Sportrac (185/65 R15 V) and 17-inch for the Ultrac (215/45 R17 W).
ACCOLADES FOR VREDESTEIN IN AUTO BILD ‘TYRE MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR’ AWARDS
Apollo Tyres has secured podium places in the ‘All-season’ and ‘Winter’ categories of Auto Bild’s annual ‘Tyre Manufacturer of the Year’ awards. The leading German automotive magazine awarded Vredestein joint second in the winter tyres category and joint third place in the all-season category.
Auto Zeitung names Vredestein Quatrac ‘Best All-Season Tyre’
Auto Zeitung, one of Germany’s leading motoring magazines, has named the Vredestein Quatrac as its joint ‘Best All-Season Tyre’ for 2021. The tyre, which also won the publication’s ‘Price-Performance Recommendation’, faced tough competition from eight other products in the popular all-season category.
Vredestein Ultrac Vorti+ makes debut on Breadvan Hommage
Next-generation UHP summer tyre enhances driving precision Dutch/Italian car design is superbly blended with Dutch tyre-making heritage and Italian tyre design flair on the awesome new Breadvan Hommage. This striking coach-built car is the ideal vehicle to showcase Vredestein’s latest entry into the high-performance summer tyre market. Created in partnership with ItalDesign, the Ultrac Vorti+ takes control and precision to new heights.
Vredestein Quatrac tops another all-season tyre test
Launched earlier this year, Vredestein’s all-season Quatrac tyre continues to impress the test drivers from the main car magazines. The latest excellent reviews have been published in the prestigious annual tyre test by Auto Bild Allrad. The Quatrac was joint winner among the eleven models tested, which covered most of the big names in tyre manufacturing. The tyre was declared exemplary across a broad range of variables, receiving the highest or second-highest mark in each of the fourteen test categories.
New Vredestein Quatrac makes debut on all-season winner’s podium
An instant hit since its launch earlier this month, Vredestein’s new all-season tyre has also now performed exceptionally well in the prestigious annual AutoBild test. The Quatrac came second out of a 32-candidate field that included all the big names in tyre manufacturing. Highly recommended for its exemplary level of performance, the Quatrac impressed with its stable driving on snowy slopes. The Vredestein Quatrac also had the best safety reserves for aquaplaning, and was among the leaders in terms of dynamic wet and dry handling, short braking distances and mileage.
Vredestein all-season tyres excel in top tyre tests
The brand-new Vredestein Quatrac Pro, the first all-season tyre fully focused on the ultra-high-performance segment, has done very well in the all-season tyre test carried out by the respected German magazine Auto Bild for its October issue. The Quatrac Pro came second out of 31 models in the test on tyres in the size 225/45 R17. Next to this great result, the Quatrac Pro came in top position in an independent third-party test organised by Tire Rack in the United States. Tire Rack describes the new tyre as “a recipe for a paradigm shift in the category.”
Another win for Vredestein Quatrac 5 all-season tyres
The Vredestein Quatrac 5 has again proven its worth by winning an independent all-season tyre test and leaving all newcomers in the segment far behind.
Apollo Tyres Europe partners with Enschede City to increase biodiversity & sustainability
After nearly four years of investment and development, the city of Enschede, Netherlands, the home of Apollo Tyres Europe, is coming to the end of its latest project to increase biodiversity, reduce water stress and heat stress, and improve local water management. The project to transform parts of the city into to a ‘Climate Active City’ began in 2016, when Enschede and its citizens highlighted the challenges surrounding flooding and wider environmental change. The whole initiative has been actively supported by Apollo Tyres, which has provided financial backing throughout as an extension of its ongoing efforts to minimise the environmental impact of its global tyre production activities.