Goodyear Takes First Place in Auto Express Summer Tyre Test

The new Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 impresses Auto Express and takes the 2020 title

BIRMINGHAM, UK, September 9th, 2020 – Auto Express, the UK’s biggest selling weekly motoring magazine, has published its annual summer tyre test today, crowning Goodyear as the winner.

The test focused on the world’s top selling size – 205/55R16 and assessed ten different tyre brands against one another in key disciplines including wet and dry handling, wet and dry braking, aquaplaning, noise, rolling resistance and price.

The new Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance performed well throughout the test to take first place. Kim Adams, who conducted the test for Auto Express, said: “A debut win for the [EfficientGrip] Performance 2 which manages to retain enough wet performance to effectively balance dry grip and impressive fuel economy.”

The tyre is equipped with Wet Braking Technology and Dry Stability Plus Technology, so it was no surprise to see the tyre coming first in the Dry Handling test run by Auto Express.

Commenting on these performance areas, Adams reviewed: “[in the wet]…it felt good behind the wheel with a strong front, but a rear that was kept in check. Move across to the dry track and the latest EfficientGrip comes in to its own…with a good turn in and ability to take more throttle than rivals before pushing wide. It also lasted longer before losing grip compared to most competitors.”

In the coveted test, the tyre also performed well in Rolling Resistance and Noise tests coming first in both.

Mike Rytokoski, Chief Marketing Officer for Goodyear Europe commented: “We are thrilled that our new EfficientGrip Performance 2 has taken the top spot in this important tyre test. Not only have we proved that the product performs well in the criteria tested by Auto Express, but we also know that one of the major benefits of this new product is its mileage potential.

“Featuring Mileage Plus Technology, it boasts 50% more mileage than its predecessor and 20% more mileage than the next best competitor, Michelin, according to independent testing organization TÜV SÜD*.

“This product keeps on performing for us with podium finishes in other tyre tests across Europe and now the top spot in the Auto Express adds to the collection.”