TÜV SÜD test highlights Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 braking abilities, says Goodyear
Goodyear has shared the results of recent evaluations carried out on its behalf by testing body TÜV SÜD Product Service. The tyre maker comments that these results show that, compared with the average performance of four premium segment competitor tyres, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 “excels in rain and snow.”
In tests performed in seven locations in Europe and New Zealand, TÜV SÜD put the Goodyear tyre through its paces alongside the Michelin CrossClimate+, Continental AllSeasonContact, Pirelli Cinturato All Season and Vredestein Quatrac 5. The tyres were evaluated for criteria, notes Goodyear, related to the all-season tyre segment.
The results published in TÜV SÜD report no: 713112421-02 show the Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 to have the shortest braking distance on snow-covered and wet roads; in wet conditions, the Goodyear tyre stopped from 50 mph (80km/h) 3.6 metres shorter than the average distance achieved by the four other tyre brands – once the Vector 4Seasons had made a complete stop, the competitor tyres were still braking at an average speed of 15 mph (24km/h). In the snow, the Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 stopped from 31.6 mph (50 km/h) 2.2 metres shorter than the average achieved by its tested competitors. After the Goodyear-shod VW Golf VII had made a complete stop, the competition was still braking at an average speed of 8 mph (13km/h).
“The recent TÜV test shows that the Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 is a top performer in the areas where you need it the most, wet and snowy conditions,” comments Mike Rytokoski, Goodyear Europe’s chief marketing officer. “It confirms once again that the Vector 4Seasons Gen-2’s performances are unmatched on the all-season market.”