• 04-OCT-2017

Goodyear’s Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 delivers great performance in snow and wet, according to new TÜV test

Benefit V4S Gen-2 Braking on wet roads

Europe’s weather conditions can vary greatly from region to region[1]. During the year, there are about 12 days of snow on the ground and around 166 days of rain in Europe. This might make choosing the right tire a difficult task, especially in regions with softer winters.

Rain and snow can create very dangerous roads conditions for unprepared drivers. That’s why Goodyear developed the Vector4Seasons Gen-2, a tire which performs optimally in those poor conditions, allows drivers to use one set of tires all-year long and be prepared for unexpected road conditions.  

Recent tests from independent testing body TÜV, show that Goodyear’s Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 excels in rain and snow, compared to competitors.[2] TÜV tested Goodyear’s All Season tire and its competitors against different performance criteria related to the All Season segment such as braking in wet conditions and braking on snow. Results from the test concluded that Goodyear’s latest All Season tire, the Vector 4Seasons Gen-2, has the shortest braking distance on snow-covered roads and wet roads compared to tested competitors.

In wet conditions the Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 had the shortest braking distance by 3.6 meters on average compared to the tested competitors[3]. The test showed that once the Vector 4Seasons had made a complete stop, the competitor tires were still braking at an average speed of 24km/h in wet conditions.

The Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 was also best in class in snowy conditions, with the shortest braking distance on snow by 2.2 meters on average compared to tested competitors[4]. After the Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 had made a complete stop, TÜV results showed that the competition was still braking at an average speed of 13km/h.

“The recent TÜV test shows that the Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 is a top performer in the areas where you need it the most, wet and snowy conditions,” said Mike Rytokoski, Chief Marketing Officer Goodyear Europe. “It confirms once again that the Vector 4Seasons Gen-2’s performances are unmatched on the All Season market.”  

About Goodyear

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.eu.

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[1] Source: DWD, OGIMET, Worldweather, ECAD, NOAA. Data processing done by ranft.tv weathersolutions.

[2] Compared to average of four competitors (Michelin CrossClimate+, Continental AllSeasonContact, Pirelli Cinturato All Season and Vredestein Quatrac 5). Measured by TÜV SÜD Product Service in August 2017 ordered by Goodyear; Size: 205/55R16; Test Car: VW Golf VII; Location: Cardrona (NZ), Colmar-Berg (L), Montpellier (F), Wittlich (D) Papenburg (D) Uni Neubiberg (D) TÜV SÜD Garching (D); Report nr: 713112421-02

[3] Compared to average of four competitors (Michelin CrossClimate+, Continental AllSeasonContact, Pirelli Cinturato All Season and Vredestein Quatrac 5). Measured by TÜV SÜD Product Service in August 2017 ordered by Goodyear; Size: 205/55R16; Test Car: VW Golf VII; Location: Cardrona (NZ), Colmar-Berg (L), Montpellier (F), Wittlich (D) Papenburg (D) Uni Neubiberg (D) TÜV SÜD Garching (D); Report nr: 713112421-02

[4] Compared to average of four competitors (Michelin CrossClimate+, Continental AllSeasonContact, Pirelli Cinturato All Season and Vredestein Quatrac 5). Measured by TÜV SÜD Product Service in August 2017 ordered by Goodyear; Size: 205/55R16; Test Car: VW Golf VII; Location: Cardrona (NZ), Colmar-Berg (L), Montpellier (F), Wittlich (D) Papenburg (D) Uni Neubiberg (D) TÜV SÜD Garching (D); Report nr: 713112421-02