Following its EfficientGrip SUV’s victory in the latest ADAC test, Goodyear states that the tyre has demonstrated the value it offers to the consumer. Prevailing in a contest featuring 15 other tyres, German automotive magazine ADAC found the tyre to have well-balanced performance, particularly regarding tyre wear, fuel consumption and handling on dry and wet.
The Dunlop Sport BluResponse, and the ContiWinterContact TS850 have been named winners in the latest Auto Express Product Awards. Detailed in the latest June Special of the UK’s best-selling motoring weekly, product experts Henry Willis and Kim Adams wrote that its summer tyre winner – the Sport BluResponse – “has clearly been designed with EU tyre labels in mind [with highly rated fuel efficiency and wet grip characteristics]… Yet Dunlop engineers haven’t ignored other performance attributes,” with the tyre achieving “six top-three places” in Auto Express’ nine testing categories. The winter tyre winner – the ContiWinterContact TS850 – was lauded for its all-round ability, having been bested by competitors in snow track testing. Conti’s tyre was rated highly for achieving highly in the “conflicting demands” of wet grip and braking, and low rolling resistance.
Goodyear’s EfficientGrip Performance and Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 tyres have been selected by Fiat as original equipment for the newly revealed 500X. Unveiled at the Paris Motorshow, the 500X compact crossover is available in two versions aimed at different market segments; one for city-based motorists, fitted with the EfficientGrip Performance (215/55RI7 94V), and another for more rugged, sporty applications, fitted with the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 (225/45R18 91Y). Targeting younger drivers, owners can choose 12 different colours and eight different designs to further personalise their selection.
A commonly held view is that Germans are very punctual, and even prone to showing up early. This is certainly the case when it comes to summer tyre tests this year. GTÜ, the German government-accredited vehicle inspection organisation, has published a comparative test of a dozen tyres in the popular compact class size 205/55 R16. What the testers found is that its worth paying for good tyres, and that in general the quality of most tyres continues to improve. Test winner was the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance, while other premium brands received a “highly recommended” rating from GTÜ. Even the lowest-ranked tyres in the test were given a “conditionally recommended” rating.
The latest AA passenger car tyre has arrived, with eight sizes of Goodyear’s EfficientGrip Performance meeting the wet grip and rolling resistance criteria. The brand is now providing one of the largest number of tyre sizes sporting AA EU tyre label grades on the market. The new sizes complement an already extensive BA rated offering from Goodyear on the market today, with 53 EfficientGrip Performance sizes rated BA.