Goodyear Unveils KMAX S & D GEN-2 Tyres at SOLUTRANS 2023

Goodyear has announced the launch of its latest innovation, the KMAX S & D GEN-2 17.5" and 19.5" Steer and Drive commercial vehicle tyres, at the highly anticipated SOLUTRANS 2023 event. This new range is set to redefine the standards of fuel efficiency and operational cost savings, particularly for electric vehicles.

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Published on
November 15, 2023

A Response to Evolving Market Needs

Understanding the shifting dynamics of the market, Goodyear's expansion into the KMAX GEN-2 range is a direct response to the growing demand for lower-emission vehicles and the surge in popularity of alternative propulsion systems. Transportation companies are increasingly seeking tyres that not only offer durability and reliable performance in various weather conditions but also contribute to cost savings and sustainability, especially in the realm of electric vehicles.

Innovative Features for Enhanced Performance

The KMAX GEN-2 S & D 17.5" and 19.5" tyres are designed to cater to both conventional and electric vehicles, ensuring smoother operations through improved tyre management. These tyres are built on the robust and reliable foundation of Goodyear's KMAX Technology, combined with optimized tread design and carcass constructions. Key features include:

- Improved fuel efficiency, with the tyres being C labeled in Fuel Efficiency.
- Readiness for electric drives, accommodating the increased weight and torque of electric vehicles.
- High mileage performance across various applications.
- Versatility in services ranging from Long Haul to Urban Traffic.
- Enhanced durability in extreme climates and challenging service conditions.
- Winter capabilities and life-long traction, compliant with new and upcoming regulations.

- RFID connectivity for optimal tyre tracking.

Electric Drive Ready: A Step Towards the Future

The KMAX S&D GEN-2 tyres are uniquely prepared for the transition to electrified vehicle fleets. They are designed to maintain existing tyre features while integrating new elements tailored for electric vehicles. This includes lower rolling resistance for improved energy efficiency and extended EV range, extra tread stiffness for better torque efficiency, thick rubber sidewall coatings for urban durability, and a robust carcass for varying loads.

“The KMAX S&D GEN-2 solidifies Goodyear’s position as a forward-thinking player in the market. The launch of the new sizes strengthens our offering, allowing customers for a broader range of applications and improved reliability.”

Maciej Szymański, Marketing Director Commercial Europe at Goodyear.

Experience Goodyear's Innovations at SOLUTRANS 2023

Goodyear extends an invitation to experience their innovative solutions firsthand at SOLUTRANS 2023.

Visitors can find the Goodyear stand in hall 5, location A031. The new Goodyear KMAX S & D GEN-2 17.5" -19.5" range will be available on the market from January 1, 2023, marking a significant milestone in the evolution of commercial vehicle tyres.

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