Meanwhile, Goodyear has expanded the portfolio of the Wrangler Fortitude HT, a long-lasting "rugged" light truck tire with sizes designed for the growing cargo van segment.
Initially launched in 2014, the Fortitude HT offers an optimized tread design, tough tread compound, full-depth sipes and wide circumferential grooves to help reduce road noise, provide uniform wear and improve tread life.
Goodyear is expanding the current line of 35 SUV/CUV and light truck sizes with three C-type sizes, including the popular 235/65R16C, and 10 heavy-duty LT sizes, for a total of 48 sizes. The size expansion will help dealers address a segment that has grown by more than 600,000 full-size cargo vans over the past two years, Goodyear said.
The Fortitude HT handles variable loads and maintains performance under stress, Goodyear said. Its optimized tread design, tough tread compound, full-depth sipes and wide circumferential grooves, helps reduce noise, provides uniform wear and helps provide excellent wet traction.
Some vehicle fitments for the Wrangler Fortitude HT are the Ford Transit, Ram ProMaster, Chevrolet Express, Mercedes Sprinter, Nissan NV3500, Ford F150/F250/F350 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500/2500/3500.
Finally, the Endurance LHS long-haul steer tire, which debuted in June, has given feet owners as much as 210,000 miles in original tread life, Goodyear claims.
According to Mahesh Kavaturu, Goodyear's director of technology, commercial tires, 13 fleets have evaluated the tire, logging more than 13 million combined miles. More than 200 fleets are running the product.
The Endurance LHS is SmartWay-verified and is a key part of Goodyear's Total Solution of trusted products, reliable services and fleet management tools.
The tires has a wear-resistant tread compound and is designed with a dual-layer tread with uniform stiffness for slow, even wear. Its rigid casing construction allows for a consistent footprint, Goodyear said, as well as low resistance.
The Endurance LHS is available in four sizes — 295/75R22.5; 11R22.5; 285/75R24.5; and 11R24.5 — in load ranges G and H.