Over a third more mileage from new SUV tyres

2017-04-20 06:01

GOODYEAR has introduced a tyre aimed at making it possible for SUV owners to drive on tar to an off-road spot and then take on the rocks.

In 2016, more than 40% of new vehicles registered in South Africa were SUV/4x4s.

Goodyear said in a statement the Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure meets the demands of SUV/4x4 drivers wanting to enjoy both off-road and on-road driving pleasure, thanks to an ultra-strong, Kevlar fibre overlay that re-enforces the tread, offering the rugged strength needed to prevent punctures and cuts for a confident off-road driving experience.

The Kevlar overlay is reinforced by the DurawallT Technology, which improves resistance against punctures and cuts in the sidewall area.

The new open shoulder blocks help to evacuate mud from the tread, allowing for improved off-road traction.

The biting edges of the Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure create more traction between the tyre and the road surface, ensuring the grip needed for confident braking and handling.

Goodyear said its engineers also optimised the tread design for an even pressure distribution across the footprint, resulting in excellent mileage and great on-road performance.

Using Dekra testing in France on a new Toyota Hilux 2.4- 4x4, in December 2016, the new tyres showed 49% better mileage on rear axle and 25% more on the front axles than the average of competing tyres, giving Goodyear the boast that its new tyres perform 37% better mileage, on average, than its tested competitors.

“Our heritage in the 4x4 segment and our proven track record in developing award-winning 4x4 and SUV-tyres enabled us to develop the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure, a tyre that allows drivers to stay in control of the journey and go on-road or off-road at a moment’s notice,” said Wayne Nicholson, consumer PBU director, Goodyear South Africa. - Supplied.

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