Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. announced that they are going to be releasing 2 new tires in 2019, at their annual dealer meeting in Dallas, Texas. The first tire that is going to be released is the WinterCommand, and will be available Spring of 2019. The second new tire that Goodyear is releasing is the Eagle Exhilarate, which will be available in Late Spring 2019. Goodyear has also expanded the sizing availability on the Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT and is providing feed back on the new Goodyear Endurance LHS commercial tire that was released in June 2018.
Goodyear WinterCommand Tire
Goodyear announced a new moderately priced winter tire that is going to available in 54 sizes and has studding capability. The Goodyear WinterCommand sizes offer fitment for passenger cars, SUVs, CUVs and light trucks with speed rating available in Q, S or T. This tire will also feature 3 different tread pattern variations that are designed to be paired with your specific vehicle and performance preference.
The WinterCommand is designed to help customers deal with ice, snow and wintery road conditions. This tire has the three peak mountain snowflake symbol. The full depth zig-zag sipes on the tire tread provide extra traction and grip when used on wet and snowy roads. This tire offers a consistent and confident grip even at low temperatures. The multiple biting edges are designed to increased starting and stopping power on the snow-covered roads. The enhanced tread design makes this tire longer lasting even when used in the harshest of winters.
The Goodyear WinterCommand tire will be available in Spring 2019.
Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate
Goodyear announced their second new tire, The Eagle Exhilarate, an ultra-high performance all-season tire. This tire will offer better traction and handling at faster speeds. Precise steering and ultimate control on wet roads will deliver better braking, cornering and handling. The new UHP all-season tire will be available in 36 sizes with speed ratings of W or Y.
The Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate has eight built in wear bars through the tires tread to enabling consumers to easily measure both tread depth and vehicle alignment. The new all-season tread compound has an optimized combination of high-performance polymers and traction resins for better handling on wet, dry and snowy roads. The active Grip technology in the Eagle Exhilarate provides premium traction for performance handling. Goodyear has also included their Active Braking and Active Strength Technology in this tire. These technologies increase confident handling and, shorter braking distance on wet and dry roads while maintaining a with the light weight construction for better mileage.
The Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate will be replacing the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season tire.
The Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate tires are going to be available late Spring 2019.
Goodyear has expanded sizes on the Fortitude HT and the Endurance LHSWrangler Fortitude HT. This tire is a long lasting “rugged” light truck tire that is now available in 48 sizes. Goodyear is adding 10 new sizes to the Wrangler Fortitude HT including in 3 commercial sizes, and 10 heavy duty light truck sizes. The Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT offers an optimized tread design with a tough tread compound. The full depth sipes and wide circumferential grooves help reduce road noise, while providing uniform wear and improved tread life. The Fortitude HT is able to handle variable loads and maintains performance under stress. This tire also gives excellent traction in wet conditions.
Goodyear Endurance LHS
Finally, Goodyear has released its commercial Endurance LHS long-haul steer tire, which was launched in June 2018. It has a wear-resistant tread compound and is designed with a dual layer tread for slow, even wear. The rigid casing on the Endurance LHS allows for a consistent footprint and low rolling resistance. Fleet owners have reported over 210,000 miles on original tread life. The Goodyear Endurance LHS is available in four sizes- 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5 in load range s G and H.
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