Extra grip and stopping power in cold weather conditions (below 7 °C). Not intended for year round use
Designed for on road use by SUV vehicles at speeds of up to 270 km/h.
Winter tyres are optimised for cold weather conditions (below 7 °C). Treads are designed for high traction and braking force on snow and ice.
- Rubber stays soft and grippy in extremely cold weather
- High traction on severe snow, ice and slush
- Dry handling is less than optimal
- Prone to wear in mild weather
Quality Performance Criteria
- The 3/15/50 approach reflects the different numbers of performance criteria that our tyres are tested for.
- 3 – The number of performance criteria tested for under the EU tyre Labelling system
- 15 – The average number of performance criteria assessed under independent testing by Europe’s top automotive organizations and publications
- 50 – The number of tests we put every new Goodyear tyre design through.
At Goodyear Research our scientists are proud to draw on over 100 years of innovation in discovery, design and manufacture for the inspiration that fuels today’s research.
We can look back at many of the milestones of transportation history – from the dawn of the automobile age to the glory days of space travel – and we can say:
We were there.
- When the Model T Ford rolled off the production line in 1908 – the world’s first mass-produced car – it rolled on Goodyear tyres.
- We’ve always been more than a car tyre maker– we made the first-ever pneumatic airplane tyre back in 1909 and the first radial tyre for commercial aircraft in 1983.
- We like to go fast: The first vehicle to break the 600mph land speed record did it on Goodyear tyres (1965), while we also have a long history of working with Formula 1 teams and manufacturers, putting Goodyear rubber on cars that win races.
- We put the first tyres on the moon. The 1970 Apollo 14 moon lander was shod with Goodyear's XLT tyres.
- We have a habit of making firsts: the first off-road tyres (Rut-Proof – 1921); the first tyres designed to keep rolling after a blowout (Lifeguard – 1934); the first mass-market tyres for wet conditions (Aquatred – 1991) and many more.
- We think green – from the introduction of the BioTred corn-based compound in 2001 to our leading role in the development of the EU tyre labelling system and our current work on a renewable biomass tyre.
But our culture of innovation isn’t confined to the history books. It lives on today in the work of our worldwide teams of Goodyear Research engineers and scientists, active not only at the forefront of rubber and polymer science but also in diverse fields including computing, physics and mathematics.
Our researchers are responsible for thousands of patents, with our inventions and breakthroughs used not only in tyres but also in areas including adhesives, food packaging and even artificial hearts.
- Goodyear Research was the training ground for Paul Flory, a Nobel laureate in the field of polymers.
- Two research associates have been awarded the Goodyear Medal, the highest award of the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society, which honors scientists and engineers who have made outstanding innovations.
- RunOnFlat self-supporting tyres (2005) keep you on the road even after a blowout.
- ActiveCornerGrip and ActiveBraking (2007) technologies deliver improved handling under hard braking and cornering.
- SmartWear technology (2008) reveals new channels and compounds as the tyre wears, for better resistance to aquaplaning over the life of the tyre.
- Patented 3D-BIS (Three-dimensional Block Interlocking System) technology improves tyre stiffness and stability (2011)
- EfficientGrip Performance technology lowers rolling resistance for reduced fuel consumption without performance compromise – rated A for wet grip** (2013)
Better technologies for better driving
We’ve never lost sight of what we do best – developing brilliant new tyre technologies for the needs of today’s driver. From tyres that deliver excellent performance under the toughest of hard driving conditions, to long-lasting tyres that save you money at the fuel pump, we put the driver first in everything we do.
Our Goodyear Innovative Technologies include:
• RunOnFlat self-supporting tyres (2005) keep you on the road even after a blowout.
• ActiveCornerGrip and ActiveBraking (2007) technologies deliver improved handling under hard braking and cornering.
• SmartWear technology (2008) reveals new channels and compounds as the tyre wears, for better resistance to aquaplaning over the life of the tyre.
• Patented 3D-BIS (Three-dimensional Block Interlocking System) technology improves tyre stiffness and stability (2011)
• EfficientGrip Performance technology lowers rolling resistance for reduced fuel consumption without performance compromise – rated A for wet grip** (2013)