Goodyear: New EfficientGrip Performance 2 tyre offers 20% more mileage than Michelin
Goodyear has launched the EfficientGrip Performance 2. According to the company, the new tyre can achieve 50 per cent higher mileage than its predecessor and 20 per cent better mileage than Michelin. The claims are based on tests conducted by TÜV SÜD, which also found that the EfficientGrip Performance 2 had the shortest braking distances on wet and dry roads compared to leading competitors.
The 20 per cent (or 11,000km) higher mileage claim refers to tyre performance down to the legal tread wear limit compared to the four latest designs from competitors in summer HP segment. These are: Michelin Primacy 4, Continental PremiumContact 6, Bridgestone Turanza T005, and Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue. The tests were conducted by TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH in November 2019 by order of Goodyear on 205/55R16 91V tyres fitted to a VW Golf Mk7. The tests took place on open roads in central Germany.
Goodyear’s reports of the EfficientGrip Performance 2’s shorter braking distances on wet and dry roads are in relation to: the Michelin Primacy 4, Continental PremiumContact 6, Bridgestone Turanza T005 and Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue. These were tested by TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH in November 2019. Again, this means 205/55R16 91Vs on a VW Golf Mk7 test car. This round of tests took place at ATP Papenburg (DE), GPG Mireval (FR), TÜV SÜD PS Garching (DE), Neubiberg (DE), and Denburg (DE).
Positioned as the successor to the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance, the EfficientGrip Performance 2 is aimed at motorists with 15 – 18-inch rims looking for high mileage and high levels of performance across wet and dry braking.
“The new EfficientGrip Performance 2 offers a solution without compromises for consumers who want the highest possible mileage from their tyres while maintaining a high level of performance”, said Xavier Fraipont, VP EMEA Product Development for Goodyear. “Thanks to the technological advancements achieved by our team of designers and engineers, consumers will be able to enjoy additional mileage with our EfficientGrip Performance 2 tyres. This achievement is something we are very proud of; not only can motorists enjoy enhanced performance, but they will help the environment too by getting extended life out of the tyre.”
The Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 is available in 45 sizes: