Goodyear, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tyres, has been chosen as the original equipment (OE) for the Nissan Qashqai.
From now, the new models of the Nissan Qashqai will come with EfficientGrip SUV tyres in size 215/60 R17 H as standard.
Nissan join Porsche, Aston Martin and Audi (amongst many others) to select Goodyear as OE on their vehicles.
The Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV was designed by to bring together the high levels of grip, which the EfficientGrip range is well-known for, with an ability to reduce the rolling resistance of the tyre – therefore lowering emission levels and creating a quieter ride.
Goodyear have achieved this with their unique FuelSaving Technology. This is said to combine the lightweight structure with advanced materials which act to lower the rolling resistance of the tyre.
When talking about the decision from Nissan, said Michelle Fisher, Goodyear’s brand manager, said “when designing the EfficientGrip SUV, the team at Goodyear recognised that a modern SUV tyre must be a jack of all trades.
Because a performance road tyre must only grip and perform on the road, whereas off-road tyres must also be able to generate traction in challenging conditions across a range of terrains – the tyre must be able to offer excellent grip in wet and dry conditions as well as offer low rolling resistance to support fuel economy… we [at Goodyear] are proud to have been chosen by Nissan to fit this highly popular crossover.”