The new Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 and the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 have taken first place and the Dunlop Sport BluResponse and Dunlop WinterSport 5 both take commendations in the coveted Auto Express Product Awards which were announced today.
The Awards follow the tyres being named as ‘Best Buy’ and ‘Commended’ in the publication’s All Season, Winter and Summer Tyre Tests published in 2015.
The thorough tests put the tyres under the microscope in disciplines such as ice braking, dry handling, wet braking and rolling resistance against the toughest competitors in the market, with Goodyear and Dunlop both coming up trumps.
This is yet another award to add to the pack for the Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 with the tyre taking first place in the latest All Season tyre test by German magazine, AutoBild.
The Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 is an all season tyre with a focus on winter performance and excellent summer capabilities that can meet the most challenging road conditions in all year round.
The tyre builds on over 30 years of all-season tyre innovation, as well many years of insights delivered from all season fitments by previous generations on hundreds of original equipment vehicles including leading brands such as Volkswagen, Audi, Fiat, Jeep, Opel, Ford and Renault.
German magazines auto motor und sport and ACE both rate the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 highly with auto motor und sport giving the tyre first place ranking in its latest winter tyre test in 2015 and ACE giving it a ‘very recommended’ badge.
The UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 offers excellent braking distance on snow, a reduced risk of aquaplaning as well as optimising tread wear.
Goodyear’s UltraGrip range goes back for decades and the knowledge behind making great winter tyres is obvious when it takes win after win in tyre tests across Europe.
The Dunlop WinterSport 5 performed exceptionally well in a range of German winter tyre tests, ranking in top spot in Auto Bild allrad and Auto Bild sportscars.
The tyre offers the grip that’s needed for unforeseen winter roads, providing supreme lateral grip on slippery surfaces and enhanced performance on snow-covered roads.
The commended position in the Auto Express Product Awards adds to the ‘Very Recommended’ status given by auto motor und sport and the ‘Recommended’ badge awarded by ACE.
The Dunlop Sport BluResponse performed well once again after three years in the market, taking the ‘Commended’ rating in the Product Awards. The tyre is not shy on awards and this adds to the numerous accolades it has already received since its launch in 2013 including first place in Auto Zeitung, AUTO Strassenverkehr and ACE’s 2013 tyre tests as well as top spot in Auto Bild and Auto Express’ 2014 tyre tests.
Ben Crawley, Marketing Director Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK Ltd commented: “We are thrilled to have received yet more Auto Express Product Awards to add to our already thriving collection. Accolades such as these really show the performance of our products against our competitors enabling us to substantiate our claims even more.”
“We know from research that coveted awards like the Auto Express Product Awards play a key role in the decision making process for motorists and we will be maximising our wins across our marketing and communications over the coming months” concluded Ben.