Goodyear Dunlop winter strength proven by recent tyre test wins
Goodyear Dunlop’s twin premium brands have proven their winter performance in recent tyre tests conducted by GTÜ/ACE, ADAC/TCS and ÖAMTC. In all three tests, Dunlop’s Winter Sport 5 (SUV) and Goodyear’s UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 took first and second place respectively.
The Gesellschaft für Technische Überwachung (GTÜ) and the ACE AutoClub Europa decided to test eight winter tyres, size 235/55R17, on a Ford Kuga in response to the booming SUV market. The tests, conducted in Sweden and Germany, proclaimed the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV as the test winner, with the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 following second.
GTÜ and ACE named only the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV ‘highly recommended’ as it consistently received top marks in the winter, wet and dry areas. The Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was particularly convincing when braking on wet, which the ACE/GTÜ identified as a particularly important winter tyre characteristic.
The Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 was ‘recommended’ by GTÜ and ACE. Just like the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV, the UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 performed well in all categories. As well as being one of the top performers on snow, wet and dry, the tyre also proved to be very quiet.
As part of its 2017 joint Winter tyre test, ADAC, TCS and OEAMTC tested 16 winter tyres, size 215/65 R16 H, for small SUVs. Just like in the GTÜ/ACE test, the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 took first place, closely followed by the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 in a shared second place with BF Goodrich and Nokian. According to ÖAMTC, “the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 does not have any weaknesses regarding safety and does well in terms of fuel efficiency and tyre wear.”
The UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 also received top marks for fuel efficiency and noise levels, while also receiving praise for its capabilities on dry, wet and ice.