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Goodyear introduces TripleMax 2 range of mid-size car tyres in India

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While its existing Assurance TripleMax range is known for offering a balanced mix of ride comfort and low road noise, the company has upgraded the series by introducing the TripleMax 2. Goodyear's new line gets a boosted compound formulation of Carbon-Silicon to aid braking, and downsized rubber blocks on the tyre’s contact surface to further cut down road noise.

Goodyear introduces TripleMax 2 range of mid-size car tyres in India

The company claims tested road noise inside the cabin to stand at 62.4dB while driving at a constant speed and at 60.1dB during coasting, both of which claim to be lower by 1-2dB over competing products.

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The TripleMax 2 series comes with an asymmetric tread pattern. Christened 'HydroTred' in Goodyear speak, this tread pattern allows for quick dissipation of water while on a wet road and thus, significantly minimises chances of aquaplaning. The tyres also get an enhanced, two-layer sidewall reinforcement which was brought in, keeping in mind the condition of Indian roads.

Targeted at both aftermarket replacement and OE supplies, the Goodyear Assurance TripleMax 2 range will be available in a host of sizes – 14-inch, 15-inch and 16-inch rim diameters. Majority of the products in the 14- and 15-inch sizes will be available at authorised Goodyear outlets across the country right away; but the 195/60/R15 and 185/55/R16 will be made available by August and November, respectively.

According to PK Walia, vice-president (consumer tyre business), Goodyear India, “India is key market for Goodyear in the Asian region. We are on an absolutely sure-footed growth trajectory in the country. We see a lot of strength in the passenger car products as this market is evolving. The TripleMax 2 range will be priced at par with the TripleMax 1 series, and barring continuing supplies to a few OE commitments, we will gradually phase out the Assurance TripleMax 1 from the market.”

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