The Autobild family of publications includes titles for various specific automotive niches. Auto Bild Allrad caters to the 4×4/SUV segment, and its most recent issue included a test of 11 size 215/65 R16 tyres. A Volkswagen Tiguan served as test vehicle.
Toyota may well have broken two records at the Nürburgring circuit in Germany, and is keen to share details of one of them. A modified, Goodyear-shod Prius has recorded the most fuel-efficient lap of the Nordschliefe. It was perhaps also the slowest lap officially recorded by a vehicle manufacturer.
Goodyear has reminded motorists that a tyre’s good label performance only apply when it operates at the correct air pressure. While more than 80 per cent of the company’s EfficientGrip Performance received an ‘A’ rating for wet braking and ‘B’ for rolling resistance, this result would look very different when inflation levels are too low. And then there’s the matter of safety….
Goodyear is showcasing its a BA-BB label rated selection of SUV tyres at the Geneva Motor Show. Tyres shown include a BA labelled tyre on the new Nissan Qashqai 2014 edition, itself a new fitment for the company and a BB label on its Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV tyre. According to Goodyear, the release follows on from the developments necessary for the AA concept tyre previously exhibited at Geneva and which subsequently was launched in a mass-production car tyre form. The message is that driven by its award winning EfficientGrip Performance, which features a BA label across a majority of sizes offered, Goodyear is now focusing its attention to the SUV and cross-over markets.