Goodyear South Africa: INTERNATIONAL APPLAUSE FOR NEW EAGLE F1 A2 TYRE CONFIRMS ITS CUTTING-EDGE QUALITY
The string of spectacular awards, rave reviews and competitor-test results earned around the world by new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 tyres are a successful confirmation of Goodyear’s global mission: to deliver the highest quality products to consumers.
Leading motoring media have been unanimous in praise for the tyre and the market-driven, innovative Goodyear technology it utilises.
- In AUSTRALIA – Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 was awarded the Gold Medal in the latest Motor Magazine tyre test, cementing its position asAustralia’s ultimate performance road tyre.
The accolade meant a hat-trick of wins in this authoritative test, as the tyre’s predecessor, the original Eagle F1 Asymmetric, earned the award in the previous two years. In benchmark testing against nine competitor products at Eastern Creek Raceway, Sydney, the new tyres were put through their paces in four separate challenges: figure eight road circuit, wet skidpan, dry slalom and emergency braking. The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 was the clear leader in three of the four categories, an accurate representation of the tyre’s ability to perform at the highest standards when faced with a range of tough conditions.
- In MALAYSIA – Auto Express named the tyre the Best Buy 2011 award.
The judges were looking for the best overall tyre on the market, and the Goodyear received high marks in the majority of categories. They were especially impressed by the tyre’s superior performance in dry conditions, when, the publication reported, “it turns sharply and hangs on well”.
Other rave reviews from Malaysian car clubs and automotive journalists included:
“The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 is smooth and silent. It has excellent grip, especially on those corners.” – Elias Ismail, Civic 8 Gen Car Club; and “Goodyear has taken the Asymmetric 2 and further improved on certain aspects for it to stay ahead of the pack. The Asymmetric 2 sports Goodyear’s new ActiveBraking Technology which allows for shorter braking by up to three metres in wet conditions and two metres in dry conditions.” — Danny Tan, Paul Tan’s Automotive News, Malaysia.
- In CHINA – Goodyear topped the charts when two of the country’s leading auto magazines revealed the winners of their annual product awards.
Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 won Auto Magazine’s highest honour, the title of Best Product of the Year. Goodyear’s Assurance Fuel Max was also named Best Car Tyre of the Year by China Auto News. The publication also applauded the company’s all-round customer offerings as it named Goodyear one ofChina’s ‘Auto Parts Top 100 Foreign Companies’.
- In SPAIN – Goodyear currently boasts two ‘Tyres of the Year’ titles.
Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 beat eight competitors to be named Tyreof the Year 2012 in the touring car category by leading industry magazine Neumáticos y Mecánica Rápida. The tyre’s brilliant performance in wet and dry braking was what cemented its title – thanks especially to Goodyear’s ActiveBraking Technology. Goodyear’s EfficientGrip SUV also earned the title of Best 4x4/SUV Tyre – thanks to its fuel-saving ability and low carbon dioxide emissions.