Goodyear India expands performance category with Eagle F1


New Delhi, India, July 12th, 2012

Goodyear India, one of the country’s leading tyre companies, announces it is now manufacturing the stylish & performance –packed Eagle F1 GSD3 in India.

Goodyear has recently launched several innovative global products in India like Duraplus and Assurance Fuel Max, the latter already recognized with the 2012 Product of the Year Award in the Tyres Innovation Category in India. These products boast of leading market-back innovation, engineered to address the top needs of compact and mid-sized passenger car owners like long mileage, wet grip and fuel efficiency.

The launch of the stylish and performance-packed Eagle F1 series in India will certainly enhance Goodyear’s leading passenger tyre portfolio by targeting young and sporty consumers who are passionate about road performance and style and who want more performance from factory stock for their aftermarket-tuned sports cars and performance sedans.

Leading the Eagle F1 launch line up and launched this month is the stylish Eagle F1 GSD-3 – a multiple award winning tyre in many parts of the world since its global inception in 1993. Originally designed in Europe and now made in India, this stylish radial comes with its iconic tread pattern and V-TREDTM Technology that enables exceptional traction and handling in both wet and dry road surface conditions.

The technology behind Eagle F1 GSD3:

  • OneTread Design stabilizes the tread for less squirm and precise wet and dry handling.
  • Extreme V-Tred Technology – sheds channel water out from the tyre surface and allows superb handling and control on wet roads. It further excels in wet conditions by delivering class leading hydroplaning resistance and traction.
  • AquaSilTM Technology – innovative tread compound for enhanced grip, traction and braking in wet and dry road conditions.

Commenting on the tyre, DP Singh, Vice President, Consumer Business of Goodyear India Ltd, said, “The re- introduction of Eagle F1 GSD3 tyres is a result of in-depth research on the current mindset and needs of the young or young-at-heart Indian consumers with mid-segment cars. Such drivers aspire to own a sporty performance vehicle and will accessorize and modify their existing cars to give them those attributes.”

Eagle F1 GSD3 will be offered in four sizes and will cater to many popular mid-segment cars like Maruti Swift, Maruti Ritz, Maruti Dzire, Hyundai i10, Hyundai i20, Honda City, providing a stylish & performance oriented upsize.

Goodyear India plans to launch Eagle F1 GSD3’s successor, the Eagle F1 Directional 5, later this year.

About Goodyear India
Goodyear’s presence in India is over 89 years old, with two plants, one each in Ballabgarh and Aurangabad. In the passenger car segment, Goodyear India supplies tyres to many of the leading Original Equipment Manufacturers. Goodyear India has also been a pioneer in introducing tubeless radial tyres in this segment.

In the farm segment, in India, Goodyear tyres are supplied to all the major tractor companies.

In 2010/11, Goodyear India was awarded the Super brand status.

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About Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tyre companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 53 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar- Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.

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