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Vector 4Seasons Gen-2, the new all season tyre from Goodyear

New tyres Published the 08/10/2015 by Julien Taillandier

When the tyre manufacturer positioning itself as the inventor of all season tyres launches a new one in this segment, expectations are obviously very high. The Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 should not disappoint, and on paper, it seems to be the future benchmark for this category.

Goodyear Vector 4seasons Gen-2, the new all season tyre The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2, a future benchmark for all season tyres? - Copyright © : Goodyear

To develop the Gen-2, Goodyear has endeavoured to meet consumer’s real expectations. To do this, the tyre manufacturer has developed a truly versatile tyre in line with its reputation and perfectly at ease during the four seasons

 

Proven winter capabilities

Like its most serious competitor, the Michelin CrossClimate, the Vector 4Seasons Gen2 carries the 3PMSF symbol; the only certification that can attest the real winter capabilities of a tyre.

In practice, this means it can occasionally be used in snow and that it delivers good traction and braking performance. However, it cannot compete with a real winter tyre in winter or even with a summer tyre... in summer.  Keep in mind that an all season tyre seeks a compromise and that it is not possible to achieve optimum performance in all areas.

And this is exactly what Goodyear has sought: a safe tyre in all circumstances, suitable for motorists driving in areas with changing weather conditions.

First tests are affirmative

Goodyear put the Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 up against its main competitors through the TüV organisation. Results show that braking distances are 6% shorter on the wet than its main competitors, 8% less on snow and 9% less on ice.

Performances confirmed by its recent victories at the Autobild test (195 65 R15 91H) ahead of the Michelin CrossClimate (2nd) and the Pirelli Cinturato All season (3rd). 

Goodyear Vector 4seasons Gen2, wet performance Copyright © : Goodyear

Available dimensions

This new tyre is available as of now in sizes ranging from 13 to 19 inches. It is designed for city cars, medium sizes saloons and SUVs.