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Goodyear expands LCV range with new summer tyre

Goodyear has introduced a new summer tyre to its light commercial vehicle range, bringing a targeted solution for fleets.

The EfficientGrip Cargo 2 is the successor to the EfficientGrip Cargo and offers greater tread durability as well as improved wet performance

The successor to the EfficientGrip Cargo, the EfficientGrip Cargo 2 offers greater tread durability as well as improved wet performance.

The developments are thanks to a new compound that makes the tyre’s tread more resistant to high temperatures and harsh road conditions; it’s said to result in a 38% 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 8% compared to its predecessor.

It’s also suitable for electric vehicles.

“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.

It’s available in a line-up of 23 SKUs from 14-inch to 17-inch tyres, which will be introduced by October 2021.

Goodyear’s light truck vehicle product portfolio also includes the UltraGrip Cargo winter tyre and the Vector 4Seasons Cargo all-season tyre.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.

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