Everyone’s talking about Elon Musk and Tesla’s Cyber Truck. It’s not just its distinctive design, it’s also its impressive figures. According to Tesla, the tri-motor version of the Cyber Truck will be capable of 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds, which means its 35-inch wheels will need W, Y or Z-rated SUV tyres.
The Cyber Truck’s wheels feature neat wheel covers that appear to merge with the angular design of the tyres. However, as interesting as the Cyber Truck and its wheels are, we wanted to know what tyres it is on.
So does this mean that Goodyear come on all new Cyber Trucks? Not necessarily. However, tyre makers generally work closely with OEMs in the development stage, so it is very likely the two US companies are collaborating. We contacted Goodyear and Tesla for comment, but we haven’t heard back yet.
Looking for SUV tyres? First you'll near to find your tyre size. In case you were wondering, here’s the latest on the most popular tyres in the SUV and 4x4 tyre segment. The short story is that the top spots now all filled with either 17 or 18-inch sizes. This change has come at the expense of the 16 and 19-inch sizes managed to make it into the top five last year.
Another winter test, this time covering tyres for compact SUVs. Motoring magazine auto motor und sport (ams) has looked at 215/55 R17 tyres, a size worn by the likes of the Audi Q2, Fiat 500x, Hyundai Kona and VW T-Roc. Ams’ experts tested 11 tyre brands in wet, dry and snow conditions, as well as for rolling resistance and tyre/road noise performance.
SUVs now account for 37 per cent of all car sales. The Nissan Qashqai is the UK’s most popular model. Most people are familiar with what Range Rover and VW have to offer in this space, but more recently SUVs made by Seat and Dacia have increased in popularity as well. With SUVs as popular as ever, SUV tyre sales have been on the up-and-up too. So the question for many motorists is: what tyres should I buy for my SUV?