AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2018 Jeep Wrangler – unveiled Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show – will be fitted with two sizes of Goodyear's Wrangler AT Adventure with Kevlar.
The Wrangler AT Adventure with Kevlar is Goodyear's best tire for versatility on and off road. The tire features DuPont™ Kevlar® for added strength, providing superior traction through rain and snow.
Also made with Durawall™ Technology, which prevents cuts in the sidewall, the Adventure matches the toughness of the Jeep Wrangler. Goodyear and Jeep have an extensive history together, with Goodyear first producing tires for Jeep in 1941 for the Willys Quad prototype. In addition to the Wrangler, Goodyear also supplies the Jeep Grand Cherokee with multiple tire sizes.
"We are proud to build on our long-term relationship with Jeep and supply tires for the much-anticipated, new Jeep Wrangler," said Johann Finkelmeier, Goodyear's vice president of North America Original Equipment. "Working closely with automobile manufacturers to deliver innovative products for leading vehicles like this is a key component of Goodyear's strategy."
For more information about Goodyear products, go to www.goodyear.com.
Goodyear (NASDAQ : GT ) is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 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 and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.
About the Jeep® Brand
Jeep is part of the stable of brands of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV. FCA designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles and related parts and services, components and production systems worldwide through 162 manufacturing facilities, 87 R&D centers, and dealers and distributors in more than 150 countries. Its brands also include Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Lancia, Ram, Maserati and Mopar, the parts and service brand.
SOURCE The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company