Plan For Summer with NEW Fulda High Performance Tyre!
Fulda, one of Germany's leading tyre brands, has announced today – as Winter sets in! – a launch of its latest high performance (HP) summer tyre, EcoControl HP, well in time for the 2012 season. The new rubber has been extensively tested by the independent testing and certification organization TÜV SÜD Automotive 1 (pictured). They reported back the tyre was "a well balanced performance tyre." And independent track results showed solid dry and wet braking outcomes and excellent rolling resistance. Fulda says: "The EcoControl HP does exactly what it is named for – provides cost-conscious drivers with solid control on the road. Built on an elliptic cavity with decoupled shoulder ribs, the new tyre offers increased road contact when braking on dry surfaces, delivering up to 5% shorter braking distance on dry roads and on wet surfaces, EcoControl HP’s full silica tread compound provides solid traction while multiple AquaFlow grooves ensure water is absorbed and dispersed in an efficient manner. The tyre’s extended biting edges cut the water layer in the contact patch, improving the tyre’s overall grip on the road surface with a 9% shorter braking distance in the wet." Additionally, Fulda’s EcoControl HP high performance construction, with Engineered Compound Technology combined with the EcoTread design, has been specially developed to help reduce overall fuel consumption, with a 9% lower rolling resistance. "The launch of the new EcoControl HP from Fulda is yet another indication that we continue to stick to our promise of delivering a high quality and solidly reliable tyre at affordable prices," explains Alain Klepper, Fulda Consumer Brand Director, Europe Middle East and Africa. "The tyre has been developed with a clear understanding of ever changing realities on the road and taking into account the strong potential of wet summer periods in much of Europe, we have built a summer tyre that reflects those realities. We have also stuck to understanding another reality that a cost effective tyre does not have to compromise on quality, which makes EcoControl HP the German engineering answer to our driver’s peace of mind on the road." The new Fulda tyre will be available from 195/65R15 up to 235/60R 16. Interesting tyre, if an odd time of year for the launch eh? Find out more at: http://www.fulda.com/fulda_uk_en/