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GoodYear EfficientGrip Compact: A safe, economical summer tyre for city cars

New tyres Published the 14/05/2013 by Anna

The Compact completes Goodyear’s EfficientGrip range, alongside the EfficientGrip Performance and the EfficientGrip SUV. Designed for city and compact cars, this fuel saving tyre with a reduced rolling resistance and longer tyre life, delivers shorter braking distances on wet and dry roads.

Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact The Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact with a tread design suitable for wet and dry roads - Copyright © : rezulteo

 

The Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact targets the small car segment, city or compact cars, which is a growing market in Europe. It completes the EfficientGrip range, Goodyear’s range of summer touring tyres. After launching the EfficientGrip SUV in 2012, the tyre manufacturer unveiled the EfficientGrip Performance at the Geneva Motor Show 2013, a high performance summer tyre for saloons, compact and family cars.  With the EfficientGrip Compact, Goodyear has completely renewed its range of summer tyres. This well rated tyre offers enhanced safety, thanks to improved wet grip performance, and longevity.

 

 

 

Enhanced wet grip

 

Grip - Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact Copyright © : Goodyear

Rated B for wet grip under the new tyre labelling legislation, the Goodyear Efficient Grip delivers shorter braking distances on wet roads than its predecessor, the Duragrip. To reach this level of performance, the tyre features a new tread design, with dual wide grooves, extra large sipes and multiple biting edges that cut through the water film.

 

 

 

Aquaplaning - Goodyear EfficientGrip CompactCopyright © : Goodyear

A rounder cavity shape reduces the accumulation of water in front of the tyre to limit the risk of aquaplaning. Large shoulder blocks increase the road contact area when braking and provide a higher lateral stiffness when cornering.

 

 

 

 

Tyre longevity

 

Longevity of the Goodyear EfficientGrip CompactCopyright © : Goodyear

Advances in tyre components and tyre structure have enabled Goodyear to reduce the overall tyre weight by 5% compared with its predecessor.  The tyre generates less heat, rolling resistance is lower, which results is fuel savings. This low rolling resistance, combined with a more even contact area, promotes regular wear and a longer tyre life.

 

 

 

Availability

The Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact is available in 26 dimensions for 13, 14 and 15 inch wheels, from 145 70 R13 71T to195 65 R15 95T.

 

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