Goodyear introduces additional Eagle F1 Asymmetric sizes
A further four dimensions are joining the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 range this year. Goodyear says these “strategic sizes” will cover popular models such as the Kia Sportage, Peugeot 5008, and Tesla Model 3. Tyre sizes 235/45R18 98Y XL and 245/40R19 101Y HL are already available, while 225/55R18 102Y XL and 225/55R18 98Y will arrive in April and June respectively.
These additions boost the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 to more than 70 SKUs, and Goodyear shares that the new sizes are “in line with tyre popularity and growth in the European SUV and EV segment.” New SUV sales accounted for 43 per cent of the European market last year (according to S&P Global Mobility), a ten per cent increase over 2021. Increasing variety on offer and manufacturer investment in the segment helped SUVs outperform the market even though new car sales decreased year-on-year in 2022. Figures published by evvolumes.com suggest that 1.3 million EVs were registered in Europe in 2022 whilst motor industry association ACEA reports that EV market share in Europe is now 12 per cent, compared to nine per cent in 2021.
“Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 now delivers a premium tyre to a larger proportion of the market,” states Sonia Leneveu, Goodyear’s director marketing consumer Europe. “With its enhanced performance and EV-ready capability, we look forward to the next chapter in the product life cycle. The European market share of EVs and SUVs has prompted the supply of a greater variety of sizes to fit the diverse market. We recommend the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 for most modern applications as it provides excellent handling and efficiency.”