Goodyear will make a leap forward in all-season tyre performance later this year. The premium tyre brand has claimed a first by achieving an A rating on the tyre label in addition to the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) marking, which indicates that the tyre is certified for driving in winter conditions, such as snow or ice.
Combining enough snow traction to get the 3PMSF marking, while also delivering A-rated fuel efficiency is difficult for tyre-makers. It means reducing the rolling resistance of the tyre, while at the same time providing winter grip. Goodyear’s achievement shows that premium all-season tyres are developed to improve all-round performance. This means they are less of a compromise option, and as a result are an increasingly popular option for UK motorists.
Cars like the Peugeot 2008/3008/5008, DS3 Crossback and DS7 Crossback will fit Goodyear’s new all-season product as the original tyre later this year. Full details of the tyre will be available later in 2020.
Goodyear’s R&D teams in Luxembourg and Germany have built upon developments in all-season tread patterns in its latest tyres, such as the Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 (pictured above), and new rubber compounds.
Xavier Fraipont, Goodyear’s vice president of EMEA product development, said the project shows Goodyear is “anticipating the needs of the customer.” He added that it demonstrates “technical superiority” and Goodyear’s ability to convert “advanced technology into customer benefits.”