AKRON, Ohio, April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Ford selects Goodyear tires for Police Interceptor models
- Fitments include V6 sedan and all-wheel drive SUV
- More new vehicles are equipped with Goodyear tires than any other brand.
In another example of Goodyear (NYSE: GT) tires as a choice of experts, the 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan and Police Interceptor Utility – well-equipped police vehicles with equal emphasis on safety and performance – have Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires as an original equipment fitment.
Ford selected the Eagle RS-A tires in size 245/55R18 for this fitment. The fitments include the front- and all-wheel drive versions of the V6 sedan, and the front- and all-wheel drive SUV.
The Goodyear Eagle RS-A is a high-performance tire featuring aggressive shoulder tread blocks for enhanced handling capability and wide circumferential grooves to channel away water. Long a popular choice for police vehicles, the Eagle RS-A also has high-tensile steel belts for responsive handling and strength.
Rick Wendt, Goodyear's channel manager for civilian government sales, said, "The extensive testing that goes into tires for police/pursuit vehicles and Ford's decision to select Goodyear tires for the 2013 Interceptor models, represent validation of Goodyear's effort toward providing performance for fleets. Across the country, countless other fleets have been using Goodyear tires for many years, because they know they're getting a level of performance that helps their professionals do their jobs."
Goodyear tires are original equipment on many vehicles from Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jeep, Lincoln, Mazda, Nissan, Porsche and Toyota. Traditionally, more new vehicles in North America are equipped with Goodyear tires than any other brand.
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs approximately 73,000 people and manufactures its products in 54 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear or its products, go to www.goodyear.com.
SOURCE The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company