Goodyear reveals UltraGrip Performance 3
Ready for demanding winter conditions and a wider range of cars
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Goodyear is set to launch the next generation of the popular UltraGrip winter tire range, the UltraGrip Performance 3. The innovative product takes a step forward in performance and fulfilling market needs.
With the trend towards larger and more powerful vehicles, like SUVs and EVs, consumer demand has shifted toward premium tires with a proven record for delivering high performance and efficiency.
The new UltraGrip Performance 3 reduces the complexity of the winter portfolio. The tire enters the market as the successor for both the UltraGrip 9+ and UltraGrip Performance+. By September 2023 it will be available in a comprehensive line-up in 94 sizes from 14 to 21 inches, to fit a wider range of passenger cars, compatible for internal combustion engine, electric and hybrid vehicles.
A consumer study conducted by Buzzback1 on behalf of Goodyear found that the most important benefit of a winter tire was its ability to perform well in all winter conditions, on snow, wet and dry roads. This has driven Goodyear to deliver a versatile tire with an even more balanced winter performance than the already awarded predecessor.
Cutting edge technologies for leading performance
With a range of innovative features, Goodyear sets performance benchmarks. A recent test conducted by the independent German test authority TUEV Sued confirms that, compared to four premium competitors, UltraGrip Performance 3 leads in snow handling, wet braking and dry braking.2
The new Goodyear winter tire is based on latest technologies which take its performance to a next level. Special features make it a perfect fit for a wide variety of vehicles, including powerful EVs.
Snow Protect Technology provides increased sipe density offering a multitude of gripping edges for optimal traction and grip. In addition, “snow claws”, longer grooves at the shoulder edge, improve performance on soft and deep snow.
Wet Braking+ Technology with an optimised round footprint provides better water dispersion. Water is pushed to the side rather than to the front, which reduces the risk of aquaplaning and offers excellent performance in wet driving conditions.
Innovative 3D sipes in the shoulder part increase tire stiffness and improve performance on dry roads.
Thanks to special tire features which improve efficiency and reduce interior noise, UltraGrip Performance 3 winter tire is also EV-ready. Rolling resistance has been reduced by up to 3%3, and tire weight by up to 10%3 across the range. In addition, a more aerodynamic sidewall shape reduces turbulence and improves airflow.
Besides, a new noise cancelling pattern design reduces interior noise by up to 36% (up to 2 dBA) across the range.3 Goodyear’s SoundComfort Technology will be added in the future line-up resulting in a noise reduction of up to 50% (up to 4 dBA).4
To cope with the extreme torque of electric cars, UltraGrip Performance 3 offers an innovative wear resistant tread compound, while 3D sipes provide more stability to stand the stronger forces.
UltraGrip Performance 3 fits amongst the latest and most popular vehicles in the market, such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A6/S6, BMW i4 M50, BMW 4-series Gran Coupé, Cupra Formentor, Tesla Model S Plaid or Smart #1, Toyota Aygo X or Volvo C40/XC40.
Sonia Leneveu, Director Marketing Consumer Europe, Goodyear: “We are excited to introduce the excellent UltraGrip Performance 3 to our trade partners, providing them with an outstanding product for all customers, and which simplifies their product portfolio.”
Comprehensive line-up covers 94 SKUS with 13 new sizes
|175/65R17 87H||175/65R15 84T|
|275/35R20 102W XL|
|175/65R15 88T XL|
|175/65R14 82T||195/55R16 87T|
|285/30R19 98W XL|
|175/65R14 86T XL||195/55R16 87H|
|195/55R18 93H XL|
|185/65R15 88T||215/55R16 97H XL|
|275/30R21 98W XL|
|185/65R15 92T XL||205/50R17 93H XL|
|195/65R15 91T||205/50R17 93V XL|
|195/65R15 91H||215/50R17 95V XL|
|195/65R15 95T XL||225/50R18 99V XL|
|215/65R16 98H||235/50R18 101V XL|
|215/65R16 102H XL||235/50R19 103V XL|
|185/60R15 84T||205/45R16 83H|
|185/60R15 88T XL||205/45R17 88V XL|
|195/60R16 93H XL||225/45R19 96V XL|
|205/60R16 92T||235/45R17 97V XL|
|205/60R16 92H||235/45R20 100W XL|
|205/60R16 96H XL||245/45R18 100V XL|
|205/60R16 96V XL||245/45R19 102V XL|
|215/60R16 99H XL||245/45R20 103V XL|
|175/60R18 85H||255/45R18 103V XL|
|195/55R16 91H XL||255/45R19 104V XL|
|205/55R16 91T||265/45R20 108V XL|
|205/40R17 84V XL|
|205/55R16 94H XL||215/40R18 89V|
|205/55R16 94V XL||225/40R18 92V XL|
|205/55R17 95V XL||225/40R19 93W XL|
|215/55R17 98V XL||225/40R18 92V XL|
|225/55R17 97H||225/40R19 93W XL|
|225/55R17 101V XL||235/40R18 95V XL|
|235/55R17 103V XL||245/40R18 97V XL|
|215/50R18 92V||245/40R18 97W XL|
|225/50R17 94H||255/40R18 99V XL|
|225/50R17 98H XL||235/40R19 96V XL|
|225/50R17 98V XL||255/40R19 100V XL|
|215/45R16 90V XL|
|285/40R19 107V XL|
|215/45R17 91V XL||255/40R20 101W XL|
|215/45R18 93V XL|
|225/45R17 91H||235/35R19 91W XL|
|225/45R17 94H XL||245/35R19 93W XL|
|225/45R17 94V XL||255/35R19 96W XL|
|225/45R18 95V XL|
|235/45R18 98V XL|
|255/35R20 97W XL|
|235/45R19 99V XL|
|255/45R20 105V XL|
|225/40R18 92W XL|
|245/40R19 98V XL|
|295/35R21 107V XL|
(1) Buzzback Winter Tire Exploratory: Claims Evaluation report, 2022
(2) Compared to the next best tested competitor. Tested against four latest designs from main competitors in winter high-performance segment (Bridgestone BlizzakLM005, Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2,
Continental WinterContactTS 870, Michelin Alpin 6). Tested by TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH in December 2021 – February 2022 by order of Goodyear. Tire size tested: 205/55 R16. Test car: VW Golf VIII, Test location: Goodyear Arctic Center Saariselkä. Goodyear Proving Grounds Mireval. Report number: 713234277-BM
Full details of the test report can be found at https://www.goodyear.eu/en_gb/consumer/tire-test-reports.html.
(3) Compared to predecessor UG Performance +
(4) Depending on the type of vehicle, its speed and road surface. Based on internal vehicle road measurements, tested February 2018, January 2018, November 2017 and October 2011 by Goodyear engineers in Luxembourg. Tyre size: 225/55R17 on VW Passat Alltrack and Ford Kuga and 255/45R18 on Audi A7.
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 74,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 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.