UK motoring magazine Auto Express has ‘commended’ two Vredestein tyres in its annual product awards, placing them ahead of many big-brand rivals. The magazine’s test team singled out the Vredestein Quatrac in the all-season tyre category, and the Vredestein Ultrac in the summer tyre category.
Auto Express focused on the four best products in each tyre category. In its summer tyre summary, the Auto Express jurors said of the Vredestein tyre: “The R&D team had obviously done its homework, because the Ultrac was the star of the wet handling circuit, finding grip where others would just slide wide.”
The jurors continued by praising the Vredestein Quatrac in the all-season segment, noting: “Strong front-end grip and a stable rear were key to success in the wet, where the lateral grip was high through the turns.”
The Vredestein Quatrac and Ultrac are both manufactured in Europe by Apollo Tyres, which has its headquarters in the Netherlands.
This latest recognition follows success for Vredestein-brand products in Auto Express group tests during 2021, with the Ultrac and Quatrac outperforming other leading tyres in wet and dry handling.
Daniele Lorenzetti, chief technology officer at Apollo Tyres, said: “Our growing collection of accolades is the result of consistent hard work by our incredible research and development team. They strive to create products that perform well in a range of weather conditions, offering premium attributes at a competitive price point. It is an honour to once again be commended by Auto Express.
“Our Vredestein tyres are not only popular with testers in Europe, but also with our growing customer base and with carmakers. Over the past year, we have secured a number of original-equipment fitment deals for our Ultrac and Quatrac tyres, underlining how they deliver an optimal blend of performance and efficiency for the passenger car sector.”
Earlier this year, Apollo Tyres announced new sizes for the Vredestein Ultrac summer tyre range, adding 18 new options from 17 to 18 inches. The Ultrac portfolio now encompasses 63 different dimension options, from 15 to 18 inches. The Ultrac delivers high levels of comfort, as well as impressive handling and cornering even at high speeds.
The Vredestein Quatrac all-season tyre is dedicated to the popular mid-sized family car and SUV segments and offers a carefully optimised balance of performance in dry, wet and snowy conditions. The tyre also reduces its environmental footprint through lower rolling resistance and higher wear life.