Goodyear wins Auto Bild All-Season award for second consecutive year
Leading German publication Auto Bild has crowned Goodyear its Top Manufacturer of All-Season Tires for the second consecutive year, recognising the Goodyear range of all-season tires as the best on the market in 2021. Goodyear is the joint winner of this year’s test.
Published in the 21 October 2021 edition (issue 42-2021), Auto Bild summarised that “all-season veteran Goodyear... convinces in our tests with the greatest safety reserves”1. The key product in Goodyear’s all-season portfolio is Vector 4Seasons Gen-3, which Auto Bild has already selected as the winner of its comprehensive all-season tire test in both 2020 and 20212.
Last year, the German magazine also crowned Goodyear as its all-season tire manufacturer of the year3. As such, Goodyear and the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 now remain unbeaten in these tests for two consecutive years. This year, Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 scored higher in the mileage test than any other tire in the top five, and was the only tire to be given a top ‘green’ rating in all categories, helping it to score Auto Bild’s ‘vorbildlich’, or exemplary, rating.
Goodyear has a long history of producing industry-leading all-season tires. The brand invented the all-season tire in 1985, with the first iteration of the Goodyear Vector family. Since then, Goodyear has refined the recipe for developing a tire that performs all year long, whether in sun, rain or snow. In recent years, Goodyear has won more all-season tire tests than any other brand4.
Laurent Colantonio, Regional Technology Director EMEA, Goodyear: “We’re proud that the testers at Auto Bild have awarded Goodyear with their all-season tire manufacturer of the year award for a second time running. This acknowledgement underlines the development that we have invested in the Vector portfolio, resulting in the current iteration, Vector 4Seasons Gen-3, which is a test winner in its own right. We will continue to develop all-season technology and remain the industry leader for this growing segment of the tire market.”
1 Auto Bild issue 42-2021
2 Auto Bild issues 39-2020 and 39-2021
3 Auto Bild issue 41-2020
4 Based on 41 reviews in journals from November 2013 to September 2020, conducted by 16 of the leading and independent European tire magazines. Their calculation is based on the number of Goodyear test wins in the All-Season category over all competitors tested. More information: https://www.goodyear.eu/en_gb/consumer/legal-disclaimer-test-claims.html
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 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.