• Goodyear will supply tyres for the new Land Rover Defender.
• Two types of tyres are on offer, each one with its own strengths.
• The new Defender was officially launched in South Africa last month.
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For many years, Land Rover has been making use of Goodyear tyres on its vehicles. This partnership will continue with the all-new Defender, which was officially launched in South Africa in July 2020.
On its part, Goodyear will supply two types of 4x4 tyres for the new Defender. The Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure tyre is available in 18-, 19-, and 20-inch wheels, and, according to Goodyear, "allows drivers of the new Land Rover Defender to enjoy a very high level of ride comfort, and at the same time leave the road at any time and face off-road tracks with absolute confidence."
This tyre's carcass has been reinforced to prevent punctures and perforations when off-roading. The shoulders of the tyre have also been strengthened for use over overtly rocky areas. Goodyear says that this tyre will achieve 37% more mileage than the average of its competitors.
If you want your Defender to venture into further into the unknown, Goodyear offers its Wrangler DuraTrac tyre - in the same wheel sizes as the All-Terrain tyre. The tyre maker says that this tyre incorporates its 'TractiveGroove' technology, which ensures optimal traction on difficult surfaces such as mud or snow.
2020 Land Rover Defender (QuickPic)
Compiled by: Charlen Raymond