Goodyear is expanding its light truck vehicle product portfolio with the launch of the successor to the EfficientGrip Cargo. It says the EfficientGrip Cargo 2 offers greater tread durability as well as improved wet performance.
“The EfficientGrip Cargo 2 is a new summer tyre 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 tyre’s tread is more resistant to high temperatures and harsh road conditions, resulting in a 38 per cent 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 eight per cent 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 eight 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 tyre and the Vector 4Seasons Cargo all-season tyre.
The EfficientGrip Cargo 2 boasts a competitive line up of 23 SKUs from 14-inch to 17-inch tyres that will be introduced between now and October this year, all of which are suitable for electric vehicles.