The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has debuted 16 new sizes of tires that contain soy for the Eagle Exhilarate™, Goodyear’s premium ultra-high-performance, all-season tire.
“The United Soybean Board (USB) applauds the roll out of more tires with soy and Goodyear’s partnership with U.S. soybean farmers,” said Ed Lammers, USB Farmer-Director from Hartington, Neb. “America’s drivers and farmers both win through USB’s checkoff investments with Goodyear that continue to yield more tires made with U.S. Soy that also reduce carbon.”
The Eagle Exhilarate is one of four lines of tires that Goodyear makes with soy. With the addition of the 16 new sizes, the Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate is now available in a total of 52 sizes, ranging from 17 to 22-inch rim diameters. Popular vehicles that Eagle Exhilarate tires will now fit include the Acura TLX, Audi A5 and RS5, BMW 3-Series and X5, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette, Dodge Challenger and Charger, Ford Mustang, Infiniti Q50, Mercedes E-Class, Porsche 911 and Volvo S60.
“When Goodyear designed the Eagle Exhilarate, we were focused on delivering better wet performance in the ultra-high-performance category,” said Devin Dickerhoof, product marketing manager. “Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate’s outstanding performance in wet conditions, paired with its sleek design, have proven to be a winning combination with drivers. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce 16 additional sizes, helping to make this tire available to even more auto enthusiasts.”
The Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate helps consumers with unique features, including:
- ActiveGrip Technology that offers exceptional handling and traction;
- ActiveBraking Technology for enhanced braking on dry and wet surfaces;
- ActiveStrength Technology for confident handling on the road with a strong, lightweight construction;
- Wear Gauge® tool that helps make it easier to see remaining tread depth and vehicle alignment; and
- Sleek sidewall styling and rim protectors that help guard wheels from curb damage.
The use of soybean oil in tires is a significant Goodyear innovation that helps keep a tire’s rubber compound pliable in changing temperatures. USB collaborated on research with Goodyear that created a breakthrough for the use of renewable soybean oil as well as performance. This research found the use of soybean oil could improve the functionality of tires in colder temperatures and across wet surfaces.
Goodyear’s cooperation with USB has helped lead the way to these four lines of commercially available Goodyear tires containing soybean oil.
Assurance ComfortDrive ™ all-season tire offers comfort, performance and sustainability with ComfortFlex Technology, designed for smoother transitions and impact absorption.
Eagle Enforcer All Weather™ police tire that provides year-round, responsive performance for police vehicles that handle demanding operating conditions.
Eagle Exhilarate™ line aimed at the ultra-high-performance market-drivers. Introduced in 2019, the Eagle Exhilarate is designed to offer better traction and handling for faster acceleration and more precise control, especially in wet weather.
Assurance WeatherReady™ line introduced in 2017. The Assurance WeatherReady is Goodyear’s Grand Touring All-Season tire designed for the drivers of family sedans, coupes, crossovers, SUVs and minivans.
For a full list of Goodyear’s tires with soy, click here.