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Goodyear introduces the new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV, an Ultra-High-Performance tire for SUVs

The new Ultra-High-Performance SUV tire delivers shorter braking distances for optimal performance

Brussels, March 2018 – Goodyear introduces the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV, the latest model in the Eagle F1 Asymmetric range, which focuses on optimized braking and handling in all conditions.

Strong grip

A key feature of the new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV is its Active Braking Technology. When braking, the tire's contact surface with the road, and thus its grip, increases, which allows for shorter braking distances in both dry and wet road conditions. [1]

The Grip Booster Technology, consisting of an adhesive compound that works to increase stickiness with the road's surface, is a second feature that reinforces the tire’s grip, also resulting in improved braking and handling.

Tests from TÜV Süd commissioned by Goodyear confirmed the key strengths of the tire.

  • On dry and wet roads, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV showed a shorter braking distance of 1.2 meters[1]

Stable handling

Engineers at Goodyear worked tirelessly to improve the tread design with the help of the new SUV-Optimized Construction Technology. The new cords in the construction’s different layers help to improve handling of the vehicle at higher speeds, optimize cornering stiffness, and to decrease tread wear. To reduce the tread wear further, the tire’s cavity and pattern have also been optimized.

These features are combined with the UHP Cool Cushion Layer, a technology that improves handling while reducing rolling resistance, resulting in better fuel efficiency.

“Braking is one of the most important aspects of a tire, especially on wet roads. That’s why we are delighted that tests show that our Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV has such a significant shorter braking distance on wet and dry roads compared to our main competitors,” said Mike Rytokoski, Chief Marketing Officer for Goodyear Europe.


Full tire sizeRelease DatePossible vehicle fitments
255/50 R19 107 Y XLFeb 1st 2018Audi Q5, Volvo XC90
235/50 R18 97 VApr 1st 2018BMW 7 series, Nissan Qashqai
275/45 R20 110 Y XLApr 1st 2018Toyota RAV 4, Chevrolet Trailblazer
275/45 R21 110 Y XLApr 1st 2018Range Rover Sport, Volkswagen Amarok
255/55 R18 109 Y XLMay 1st 2018BMW X5, Audi Q7
255/45 R19 100 VJun 1st 2018Chevrolet Captiva, VW Tiguan
265/45 R20 104 YJun 1st 2018Volvo XC60, Audi Q7
315/35 R20 110 Y XLJun 1st 2018BMW X5
255/40 R21 102 Y XLJun 1st 2018Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC
295/35 R21 107 Y XLJun 1st 2018Porsche Macan, Porsche Cayenne
235/60 R18 107 W XLJul 1st 2018Volvo XC60, Audi Q5
255/45 R20 105 W XLJul 1st 2018Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Jaguar E-Pace
275/40 R22 107 Y XLJul 1st 2018Range Rover Sport, Toyota Land Cruiser
235/45 R19 99 Y XLAug 1st 2018Nissan Qashqai, Volkswagen Tiguan
235/55 R19 105 W XLAug 1st 2018Audi Q5, Volvo XC60
275/45 R19 108 Y XLAug 1st 2018Volvo XC60, BMW X3
275/40 R20 106 Y XLAug 1st 2018Land Rover Evoque, Volvo XC60
275/40 R21 107 Y XLAug 1st 2018Volkswagen Touareg, Audi Q7
295/40 R21 111 Y XLAug 1st 2018Mercedes GL-series
275/35 R22 104 Y XLAug 1st 2018Toyota Hilux, Volvo XC60
295/35 R22 108 Y XLSep 1st 2018Audi Q7, VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne
285/45 R19 111 W XLNov 1st 2018BMW X5, Mercedes M class
245/45 R20 103 WNov 1st 2018Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, Jaguar E-Pace
275/55 R19 111 WDec 1st 2018Jeep Grand Cherokee, Mercedes G class
255/50 R20 109 Y XLDec 1st 2018BMW X5, Audi Q7
265/40 R21 101 YDec 1st 2018Porsche Macan, Maserati Levante, Mercedes GLE
275/50 R20 109 WJan 1st 2019Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Ranger
255/60 R18 108 YFeb 1st 2019Audi Q7, Jaguar F-Pace


About Goodyear

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 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.com/corporate.

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[1] Compared to the next best tested competitor. Tested by TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH in October 2017 by order of Goodyear Dunlop. Products tested: Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV, Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport; Michelin Latitude Sport 3, Pirellli P Zero Rosso. Tire size: 255/50 R19 107Y; Test car: BMW X5; Test locations: Mireval (F), Papenburg (D), Garching (D); Report No.713117618G accessible under https://www.goodyear.eu/content/dam/gydu/page-assets/TUV-SUD-Tire-Test-2017-Report-No-713117618G-Goodyear-Eagle-F1-Asym-3-SUV.pdf