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Goodyear launches two flagship tyre ranges

Goodyear is launching two flagship tyre ranges to cater to the evolving needs of on-road fleets. The new KMAX GEN-2 and FUELMAX GEN-2 truck tyres are the latest addition to Goodyear Total Mobility, a unique cradle-to-grave value proposition for fleets including a unique range of innovative products and solutions, supported by a professional service network.

Mileage and fuel efficiency are the key benefits of the new ranges for fleets operating in inter-regional and long-haul applications. In addition, they are especially developed to respond to the continuing demand for high mileage tyres, the need for increased levels of traction throughout the entire tyre life and in all weather conditions as well as the ability to cope with load variations. The new KMAX GEN-2 and FUELMAX GEN-2 ranges are replacing existing KMAX and FUELMAX products.

The KMAX and FUELMAX ranges were originally launched in 2013 to support fleets to lower their operating costs. The new generation of KMAX GEN-2 and FUELMAX GEN-2 tyres offer even more benefits in terms of fuel efficiency, connectivity and enhanced mileage in all weather conditions. Today we see the need for a more balanced performance in inter-regional and long-haul applications enabling a fluent and efficient daily operation. The new line up offers fleet owners the possibility to further decrease the Total Cost of Ownership.

Goodyear KMAX GEN-2 steer and drive tyres deliver premium-class mileage; enabling predominately regional fleets to optimise tyre life and overcome challenging road conditions. The overall benefits of the KMAX D GEN-2 range are up to 25% better all-weather capability, 15% more damage resistance and 5% higher fuel efficiency1 while still maintaining the high mileage performance of its predecessor KMAX.

Goodyear FUELMAX GEN-2 steer and drive tyres deliver high fuel efficiency combined with enhanced mileage, traction and reduced noise emissions for fleets engaged in inter-regional and long haul operations. FUELMAX GEN-2 tyres provide up to 10% improved mileage, 30% all-weather capability and less noise1, but with the same high level of fuel efficiency as previous FUELMAX tyres.

Goodyear being a pioneer and addressing the latest digitalization trends, all new KMAX GEN-2 and FUELMAX GEN-2 tyres include radio frequency identification (RFID). The RFID tag is embedded inside the tyre to allow simple identification and connectivity to tyre management and tracking systems. It enables the connectivity of the tyre to communicate with a cloud-system on an individual serial number level resulting in an efficient tyre flow management. Additional benefit is theft prevention as these tyres can be easily traced.