Goodyear launches UltraGrip Performance+ SUV
More than a year after its counterpart for conventional saloons came to market, Goodyear is introducing the UltraGrip Performance+ SUV. This addition to the range covers the growing SUV and crossover market by offering consumers a “technology-packed winter tyre that increases the versatility and contributes to the safety of their vehicles.”
Tyre test results – summer 2021
What’s the best tyre for my car? While there’s no definitive answer to this question, a few tips from the experts will certainly do no harm when it comes to buying a replacement set.
Performance tyres for compact cars – Auto Bild test
While anyone who thinks ride comfort the be-all and end-all should steer clear of low profile, higher rim diameter tyres, motorists wanting a more dynamic driving experience will benefit from a couple of extra inches and a flatter sidewall. Auto Bild can help decide what tyre to buy, too. It has tested size 235/35 R19 tyres suitable for sporty compact cars such as the VW Golf GTI, Audi S3 and Seat Leon Cupra.
Maxxis Premitra HP5 beats premium opposition in summer tyre shoot-out
The Maxxis Premitra HP5 has beaten summer tyres from Goodyear, Continental, Pirelli and Michelin to win a 2021 summer tyre test. Conducted by Swedish motoring magazine Vi Bilägare, testers compared eight tyres designed for everyday driving across brand tiers in the size 225/45 R17. Maxxis is the global flagship brand of Taiwanese manufacturer Cheng Shin. The result saw the tyre narrowly beat quality premium brand products like the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2, the Continental PremiumContact 6, the Michelin Primacy 4, and the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2.
Classic car tyres – retro style or old hat?
The market for classic car tyres is small but lucrative, with some vehicle owners prepared to pay up to four times the price of a regular tyre for a fitment that looks the part. A handful of major tyre brands now offer classic lines that are either past products brought up to date with modern compounds and/or construction or else newly-developed tyres featuring period treads. But how do these tyres compare with regular, current-generation tyres?
5 from 8 UHP tyres ‘very good’ in sport auto test
Not all sports car drivers want to compete in track day events, with fast but comfortable a greater priority for many. With this in mind, German car magazine sport auto used two vehicles for its 2021 summer tyre test. The chosen duo were the Toyota Supra and BMW Z4, cars that share a platform and come equipped with the same-sized tyres, but are developed to satisfy different customer requirements.
Michelin top in ams supermini tyre test
Occupying the two top spots in 2020, superminis are well-represented in UK registration figures. But auto motor und sport (ams) notes that testers tend to overlook the tyres they wear in favour of wider, sportier models. The German car magazine has addressed this paucity of test data by examining 11 tyre brands in size 195/55 R16H.
Auto Bild Sportscars UHP test: Gap between best & worst “never larger”
A set of UHP tyres can cost more than a grand or less than half that, but you get what you pay for. This is what Auto Bild Sportscars found in its latest tyre test – the pricier tyres nudged the top end of the results table, while the two cheapest brands were also by far the worst performers.
5 exemplary tyres in Auto Bild summer test
When browsing tyre test results it’s sometimes easy to gain the impression that the same premium brands dominate proceedings. But this isn’t always the case. Auto Bild has released the results of its 2021 summer tyre test, and the biggest names in the business needed to clear space on the top step of the winners’ podium for an ambitious competitor. The runner-up premium tyre was also given a run for its money by the third-placed candidate, a lower-priced product from the same manufacturer.