Goodyear helps VW achieve fuel consumption world record

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Goodyear recently teamed up with Volkswagen to help the car company set a new Guinness World Record for the lowest fuel consumption rate for a car visiting all 48 contiguous US states. The team achieved 2.89 liters per 100km (97.49 UK mpg; 81.17 US mpg). The Volkswagen Golf TDI was equipped with Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tires, which feature an innovative fuel-saving tread compound that is said to save drivers up to 2,600 miles of gas over the life of the tires.

During their cross-country drive, the drivers of the vehicle encountered a wide range of terrain and changing weather conditions, including extreme heat and heavy rains.

“In my experience, the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max has some of the best wet weather traction of any fuel-efficient tire,” said driver Wayne Gerdes, automotive journalist and founder of Cleanmpg.com. “It’s why I’ve chosen them for all my personal vehicles.”

Paul Raymondo, Goodyear brand manager, added, “Working with an industry leader like Volkswagen to set this record was a great opportunity for us to showcase the superior performance of our low rolling resistance Assurance Fuel Max tires. Many consumers want their tires to offer confident handling in changing weather conditions, but also want to save money at the pump. This record drive has proved that our Fuel Max tires excel at both.”

July 16, 2015

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