Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 with “doubled mileage”
Goodyear has presented the successor of its summer tyre EfficientGrip Performance. The tyre manufacturer will address vehicle drivers with rims from 15 to 18 inches with the EfficientGrip Performance 2. The new tyre is supposed to have a mileage which is about 50 per cent higher than the one of its predecessors.
“The new EfficientGrip Performance 2 will be a solution without compromise for drivers looking for both the highest possible mileage of their tyres and constantly high performance. Thanks to the technological progress, which our team of designers and engineers achieved, consumers will be able to achieve far more kilometres with the EfficientGrip Performance 2”, promises Xavier Fraipont, VP EMEA Product Development at Goodyear.
According to company information, the new summer tyre disposes of a number of special features. Due to an especially elastic tread, the tyre will suffer from less wear in rough road conditions. Big fins in the centre of the tread, however, will provide a higher stiffness and thus higher stability in extreme situations. Last but not least, water drainage was improved because of an increased number of long grasping edges combined with an optimized rubber compound. According to company information, independent tests of the TÜV Süd confirmed these characteristics: Compared with four tyres produced by competitors, the tested EfficientGrip Performance 2 shows the shortest braking distances on wet and dry roads. Goodyear will offer the new tyre in 45 sizes when having the market launch. (dw)
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Goodyear hat das Nachfolgemodell seines Sommerreifens EfficientGrip Performance vorgestellt. Mit dem EfficientGrip Performance 2 richtet sich der Reifenhersteller an Fahrer von Fahrzeugen mit 15- bis 18-Zoll-Felgen. Der neue Pneu soll dabei eine rund 50 Prozent höhere Laufleistung als sein Vorgänger aufweisen.