Goodyear has officially launched the Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 after hinting about it in February 2020. Goodyear claims it has achieved an industry first with the new tyre, having developed an all-season product with both the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) sidewall marking and an A-rated fuel efficiency on the EU tyre label.
Thanks to Goodyear’s Snow Grip tyre technology, the Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 reportedly provides improved grip for better handling on snow. The large amount of sipes at the centre of the tyre’s tread provide for better snow biting, improving handling on snow by 5 per cent in comparison to the previous generation of the tyre.
“Our designers and engineers faced the formidable task of improving the Vector 4Seasons Gen-2, an all-season tyre that has more awards than any other brand,” said Mike Rytokoski, Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, Goodyear Europe. “We are proud to have made the best even better with the Vector 4Seasons Gen-3.”
The new Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 been introduced in with 65 sizes. More are on the way in 2021 and 2022. The tyre has also received a number of OE approvals, with fitments planned for later this year on vehicles such as the Peugeot 2008/3008/5008, DS3 Crossback and DS7 Crossback.
Read our previous coverage of the best winter and all-season tyres here.