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January
2021
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Goodyear Unveils the EfficientGrip Cargo 2 – A durable solution for light commercial vehicles

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Goodyear is expanding its light truck vehicle product portfolio with the launch of the successor to the EfficientGrip Cargo. The EfficientGrip Cargo 2 offers greater tread durability as well as improved wet performance.

“The EfficientGrip Cargo 2 is a new summer tire that responds to the needs of consumers in the rapidly growing light commercial vehicle segment,” said Piotr Nagalski, Director of Marketing for Goodyear Europe.

Thanks to a new compound, the tire’s tread is more resistant to high temperatures and harsh road conditions, resulting in a 38%[1] overall increase in tread durability versus its predecessor. A new traction resin also helps the compound to deform during wet braking manoeuvres, resulting in higher braking efficiency, shortening wet braking distance by 8%[2] compared to the EfficientGrip Cargo.

“Consumers are increasingly turning to e-commerce solutions and businesses are moving to adapt their supply chains and build last mile delivery capabilities,” Nagalski continued, “with fitments on 8 of the 10 top-selling light trucks on the European market, Goodyear is well positioned to respond to this evolution. The launch of this new summer product is an important addition to our comprehensive LCV offering.”

Goodyear’s light truck vehicle product portfolio also includes the UltraGrip Cargo winter tire and the Vector 4Seasons Cargo all-season tire.

The EfficientGrip Cargo 2 boasts a competitive line up of 23 SKUs from 14-inch to 17-inch tires that will be introduced between December 2020 and October 2021, all of which are suitable for electric vehicles.

[1] Internal test, compared to predecessor EfficientGrip Cargo

[2] Internal test, compared to predecessor EfficientGrip Cargo

About Goodyear

Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 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.com/corporate.

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