Goodyear takes you further with new EfficientGrip Performance 2 tire

27 Feb 20

Goodyear launches the new EfficientGrip Performance 2 with an estimated 50% higher mileage3 than its predecessor and 20% higher mileage than Michelin1

Announcing the launch of the EfficientGrip Performance 2 tire, Goodyear is showcasing industry leading performance credentials with this new high-performance tire. Positioned as the successor to the widely praised EfficientGrip Performance, the tire is aimed at motorists with 15 – 18 inch rims looking for high mileage and high levels of performance across wet and dry braking.

The tire boasts an impressive, estimated 50% higher mileage than its predecessor3, while also outperforming Michelin, its closest tested competitori, in mileage tests by 20%. The independent tests by TÜV SÜD also recorded the shortest braking distances on wet and dry roads compared to four tested competitors2.

“The new EfficientGrip Performance 2 offers a solution without compromises for consumers who want the highest possible mileage from their tires 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 mileagei with our EfficientGrip Performance 2 tires. 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 tire1.”

A number of innovative features allow the tire to provide this increased mileage1 while delivering a high level of performance:

  • High tread elasticity and flexibility assists with less tire wear caused by rough road conditions, without compromising on wet and dry performance.
  • An increased number of longer gripping edges combined with optimized compound stiffness, improves water evacuation and shortens braking distances on wet surfaces.
  • Large ribs at the center of the tread ensure greater stiffness – enabling improved stability in emergency handling situations.

The Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 is available in 45 sizes.

 

1 20%/11,000km higher mileage than next-best tested competitor. Mileage (i.e. until the legal tread wear limit is reached) compared to the four latest designs from competitors in summer HP segment (Michelin Primacy 4, Continental PremiumContact 6, Bridgestone Turanza T005, Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue). Tested by TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH in November 2019 by order of Goodyear. Tire size tested: 205/55R16 91V; Test car: VW Golf Mk7; Test location: open roads in central Germany. Report number: 713171748. Full report available at: https://www.goodyear.eu/en_gb/consumer/tire-test-reports/tire-test-reports-summer.html.

2 Shorter braking distances on wet and dry roads than all tested competitors. Compared to the four latest designs from main competitors in summer HP segment (Michelin Primacy 4, Continental PremiumContact 6, Bridgestone Turanza T005, Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue). Tested by TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH in November 2019 by order of Goodyear. Tire size tested: 205/55R16 91V; Test car: VW Golf Mk7; Test locations: ATP Papenburg (DE), GPG Mireval (FR), TÜV SÜD PS Garching (DE), Neubiberg (DE), Denburg (DE). Report number: 713171748. Full report available at: https://www.goodyear.eu/en_gb/consumer/tire-test-reports/tire-test-reports-summer.html

3 Internal estimates. Compared to predecessor EfficientGrip Performance. Tire size: 205/55R16 91V; Car: VW Golf 7; Location: open roads in Luxembourg and France