Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV tyre launched


EfficientGrip SUV is the latest offering in Goodyear’s ‘EfficientGrip’ family, and follows the Wrangler HP All Weather range.

It’s been dubbed the ‘decathlete of the tyre world’ because, unlike high performance road tyres or really rugged off-roaders, EfficientGrip SUV is a jack-of-all-trades.

The new tyre combines the excellent road and braking grip qualities of the EfficientGrip range, while incorporating Goodyear’s innovative FuelSaving technology, better rolling resistance, and a comfortable yet quiet ride on both tar and dirt.

Independent tests against both predecessors and competitors have shown EfficientGrip SUV to deliver:
•    lower fuel consumption
•    lower co² emissions
•    a quieter ride
•    dramatically reduced braking distance

In South Africa, a broad size range (from 16” to 19”) of this all-rounder will be imported by Goodyear for the local market, as well as for OE replacement requirement.

EfficientGrip SUV is produced using the very latest manufacturing techniques and materials.  An advanced tread compound is tightly woven into the tyre’s structure, for example, which uses traction resins to further enhance wet braking; and noise is minimised by utilising an optimised block design and sequence.

The tyre is also lighter, which improves steering precision and handling for drivers.

Goodyear SUV tyre – EfficientGrip

Aimed specifically at the SUV and 4×4 vehicle markets, the new EfficientGrip SUV tyre combines the road grip qualities of the EfficientGrip range, with an active ability to deliver lower fuel consumption, lower CO2 emissions and a quieter ride. The tyre is available for a range of SUV/4×4 vehicles, from luxury/full size vehicles through standard, compact and sub-compact ranges.

“As SUV and 4×4 vehicles become more economical and car manufacturers work hard to meet, and exceed, ever stricter environmental standards, Goodyear has worked as hard to ensure that its tyres support this ongoing drive,” states Hugues Despres, Brand Director EMEA at Goodyear. “Today, the arrival of Goodyear’s EfficientGrip SUV is delivering on this need, introducing a tyre that supports fuel economy, delivers advanced features designed to improve wet and dry handling and braking, while ensuring a smoother, quieter ride.”

Built utilizing the company’s innovative FuelSaving Technology, Goodyear’s EfficientGrip SUV delivers a tyre that is constructed using a special polymer, designed to improve rolling resistance, save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions.

New advanced features include 3D blades in the tread, designed to improve the tyre’s overall contact with the road and reducing the vehicle’s braking distance by several meters . Meeting the demand for improved grip on wet surfaces is an advanced tread compound, tightly woven into the tyre’s structure, which uses traction resins further improving the tyre’s braking on wet roads. The optimized block design and sequence reduces the tyre’s noise harmonics.