Auto Express Product Honours

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Britain’s biggest selling motoring magazine, Auto Express, has named Goodyear’s HydraGrip tyre as the “Best Buy” tyre in the family car tyre market. The Goodyear HydraGrip gained recognition in the magazine’s annual Product Honours Awards report.

Auto Express tested 16 tyre brands, comparing stopping distances, handling, grip, fuel consumption, in-car noise levels and price to determine the best in this highly competitive sector of the market. The magazine felt that the Goodyear HydraGrip outperformed its competitors in all aspects of testing, but was particularly good in the wet. In aqua-planing tests the HydraGrip had 15 percent more grip than any other tyre.

This was Goodyear’s second award in a month, following the success of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric in being selected as “Innovation of the Year” in the Tyre and Fast Fit Awards.

James Bailey, Corporate Communications Manager stated: “Goodyear is constantly driving forward with innovation that improves tyre safety and performance. This month our tyre performance has been recognized by Auto Express, the UK’s leading consumer motoring magazine, and the National Tyre Distributors Association, representing the UK tyre dealers. To receive awards from both the media and our trade partners underlines the importance of innovation in driving safety and particularly wet weather performance.”

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