Goodyear HydraGrip Wins Auto Express Product Honours
Auto Express Magazine’s annual Product Honours Awards report has recognised the Goodyear HydraGrip as the ‘Best Buy’ tyre in the family car tyre market. The Product Honours Award follows testing by Auto Express, Britain’s biggest selling motoring weekly magazine, of 16 tyre brands. The test compared stopping distances, handling, grip, fuel consumption, in car-noise levels and prices to determine the champion in the highly competitive family car tyre market.
The magazine found the Goodyear tyre excelled in the wet, particularly in the curved aquaplaning test, but was strong across the board. In terms of curved aquaplaning, the Goodyear HydraGrip had 15 per cent more grip than any other tyre tested, and 49 per cent more grip than one other brand.
This news is the second accolade for Goodyear this month, following the high-performance Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric being declared as ‘Innovation of the Year’ in the Tyre and Fast Fit Awards.
James Bailey, Corporate Communications Manager stated: “Goodyear is constantly driving forward with innovation that improves tyre safety and performance. This month our tyre performance has been recognized by Auto Express, the UK’s leading consumer motoring magazine, and the National Tyre Distributors Association, representing the UK tyre dealers. To receive awards from both the media and our trade partners underlines the importance of innovation in driving safety – and particularly wet weather performance.”