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SUVs, CUVs may be curtailing growth of OE V-, Z-rated tires

AR-180719971.jpg&cTBSUVsarehittire growthAkron, Ohio – The share of the US original equipment and replacement tire markets held by high-performance tires — defined as H-rated and higher — has risen for eight straight years, according to US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) data, to nearly 56% and 45%, respectively.

A closer inspection of the data, however, shows the share held by V- and Z-rated tires has plateaued at OE at roughly 20% but continues to grow steadily in the replacement…

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