Recommended Volkswagen winter tyres

There are no such things as ‘Volkswagen-approved’ versions of particular tyre types, but the company does recommend particular ranges of tyres for each of its vehicles. The regular summer tyre versions of these are the original equipment tyres which appear on each new model as it leaves the factory. In the UK, a new Volkswagen will always be supplied with summer tyres due to our climate. However, Volkswagen not only recommends the use of winter tyres but also endorses various types of winter tyre for each of its models. These appear as original equipment in parts of Europe, with their use demanded by either the weather or the law. These winter tyres are equally suitable for use in this country.

The current list of winter tyre recommendations, by model and wheel radius size (R), is as follows:

Volkswagen Beetle: Michelin Alpin Sport

Volkswagen Eos: Pirelli Winter SnowControl (R16), Pirelli Winter Sotto Zero (R17)

Volkswagen Golf: Michelin Alpin (R15), Dunlop SP Winter Sport (R16), Pirelli Winter Sotto Zero (R16, R17 and R18)

Volkswagen Jetta: Michelin Alpin (R15), Dunlop SP Winter Sport (R16), Pirelli Winter Sotto Zero (R16)

Volkswagen Passat: Pirelli Winter SnowControl (R16), Pirelli Winter Sotto Zero (R17), Continental WinterContact (R17)

Volkswagen Polo: Michelin Alpin (R15), Pirelli Winter Sotto Zero (R16)

Volkswagen Scirocco: Pirelli Winter SnowControl (R16), Pirelli Winter Sotto Zero (R17), Continental WinterContact (R17)

Volkswagen Sharan: Pirelli Winter Sotto Zero (R16), Continental WinterContact (R16), Dunlop SP Winter Sport (R17)

Volkswagen Tiguan: Pirelli Winter Sotto Zero

Volkswagen Touareg: Pirelli Winter Sotto Zero

Volkswagen Touran: Michelin Alpin (R15), Dunlop SP Winter Sport (R16), Pirelli Winter Sotto Zero (R16)

Volkswagen Transporter: Pirelli Chrono Winter (R16), Nokian Winter Van (R17), Michelin Pilot Alpin (R18)

Volkswagen Up!: Pirelli Winter SnowControl

Naturally etyres supplies and fits all of these and many other winter tyres. You can find winter tyres to fit your car by entering the tyre size into the search tool above. Alternatively, our National Sales Team is here to help seven days a week on 0800 028 9000.