New SUV/CUV tire from Goodyear focuses on delivering traction

Jan. 1, 2020
Recognizing that North American motorists express concern about driving on rain-slicked roads, Goodyear?s new premium Assurance cs TripleTred All- Season tire for SUVs and CUVs features three traction tread zones. It is now available in 14 sizes, wit
Recognizing that North American motorists express concern about driving on rain-slicked roads, Goodyear’s new premium Assurance cs TripleTred All- Season tire for SUVs and CUVs features three traction tread zones. It is now available in 14 sizes, with eight additional sizes to hit the marketplace later this year.

“Drivers everywhere are demanding true all-season traction,” says product manager Gary Medalis.

“This tire has enhanced wet traction, maintains strong winter traction for cooler climates, and is an excellent replacement choice for those who drive SUVs and CUVs,” he adds. “It is another example of the type of products Goodyear offers that help provide superior performance with its three unique tread zones.”

The three tread zones work to help deliver traction. This includes, according to Medalis: A Water Zone with a sweeping tread pattern that helps evacuate water from the tread for enhanced wet traction. A Dry Zone with large tread blocks along the outer edge of the tire to help provide confident handling on dry roads.An Ice Zone with numerous biting edges to offer gripping power on icy and slick roads.

The tread design geometry, with its innovative arrow-shaped pattern and proprietary Wet Zone compound containing silica and specialized polymers, combine to offer enhanced wet traction for rainy climates, Medalis says.

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In the Ice Zone, engineers also utilized an innovative polymer composition, he reports. Traction- enhancing particles and fibers made with volcanic sand and glass help create an increased micro-texture that offers enhanced low-temperature traction and overall winter traction.

Another differentiation is a feature known as Evolving Traction Grooves. This design element helps to maintain confident traction in rain and snow as the tire wears, says Medalis.

As the tire wears and initial tread blades become more shallow, some of the thin blades open up to become wider grooves that help evacuate water from under the tread for enhanced wet traction. There are more than 100 Evolving Traction Grooves on each tire, he says.

It carries a 65,000-mile treadlife limited warranty.

For more information, visit www.goodyear.com.

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