Winter spiked tires UltraGrip8 appeared this year and dispersed already by circulation more than 50 million units. The novelty had time to win prize-winning places in many competitions spent by the European automobile mass-media. Some the independent European expert organizations in which number and auto club ADAC (Germany), supported the decision of journalists from German Auto Zeitung, British Auto Express and Finnish Tekniikan Maailma. Comparative tests of tires-novelties of the winter season 2011-2012, spent by cross-sectional mass-media, showed that the most suitable to a continental climate are tires Goodyear UltraGrip 8.
The largest automobile club of Germany ADAC tested cars of different classes – Skoda Octavia with tyres dimension 195/65 R15 and Ford Fiesta with rubber 175/65 R14. Numerous arrivals in various road conditions assigned Goodyear a rank of the leader in the field of clutch on snow and on a dry covering, with excellent level of resistance to hydroplaning. Their colleagues from Auto Motor und Sport conducted comparative tests with participation of 14 models of winter tires by dimension 205/55 R16 91H, using only one car – Volkswagen Passat. Following the results of their test Goodyear UltraGrip 8 headed a rating in the category with “total absence of weak places and exemplary indicators on snow and a wet covering”. New winter tires of series UltraGrip with a factory index 8 debuted this year. And for all 2011 it has been sold more than 50 million tire covers. As the manufacturer confirms, it is the first-ever directed tire with the patented system of three-dimensional mutual gearing of blocks of a tread 3D-BIS. The difference in length of braking distance UltraGrip 8 in comparison with other models makes from one to one and a half ten meters – in many cases of it enough to avoid crash, or it is essential to reduce its consequences.