Goodyear’s UltraGrip 8 hits seven million mark

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Just days before the clocks go back this weekend, and we slip into winter, Goodyear has confirmed that it has fitted its  UltraGrip 8 winter tyre to more than seven million rims. The tyre was only launched in 2011.

Assuming that all cars fitted received four tyres, that means that 1,750,000 cars in Europe were, or are, driving on UltraGrip8 during the coldest months of the year. The results make the UltraGrip 8 one of Goodyear’s leading winter tyres.

UltraGrip-branded tyres were first launched in 1971 and have, to date, been produced over 60 million times, across eight generations of the product.

The UltraGrip 8 generation takes credit for 12% of that massive figure alone in the past 3 years.

“UltraGrip 8 builds on a legacy of winter tyres that started over 30 years ago, and today it is one of our leading winter tyres in Europe”, Hugues Despres, brand director for Goodyear EMEA, said.

“With seven million tyres produced and fitted to date, the UltraGrip 8 is clearly a tyre of choice for our customers and we look forward to achieving new records with the tyre in the near future.” stocks a comprehensive range of Goodyear tyres, in addition to those from all the other leading tyre manufacturers, all at the most competitive prices. Plus we can arrange for you to have your car’s new tyres fitted at a time and location best-suited to you.

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Jim McGill


Jim McGill is an award-winning motoring and motorsport journalist with more than 25 years' industry experience. He contributes to a number of newspapers and magazines, including The Times, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Scotsman, Sunday Herald and AA Magazine.

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