Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max Selected for Ford Falcon ‘EcoBoost’
FORD HAS LAUNCHED ITS LONG-ANTICIPATED FALCON ECOBOOST IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, WHICH FOR THE FIRST TIME INTRODUCES A FOUR-CYLINDER ENGINE TO THE ICONIC LOCALLY BUILT LARGE SEDAN. GOODYEAR ASSURANCE FUEL MAX SELECTED FOR FORD FALCON ‘ECOBOOST’ THE LATEST GOODYEAR AND DUNLOP NEWS FROM AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
The new Ford Falcon EcoBoost has been designed to deliver consumers a new standard in large car fuel efficiency, reduced CO2 emissions, outstanding performance and affordability. This is why Ford has selected the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max as the exclusive original equipment tyre fitment for the Ford Falcon EcoBoost range.
The EcoBoost is the first RWD application of Ford’s global EcoBoost technology which is claimed to deliver an 18 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency for the Falcon XT, compared to the standard inline six-cylinder engine. Achieving just 8.1L/100km¹, the Falcon XT also delivers just 192g/ km of CO2 (insert footnote 1). Both the Falcon EcoBoost and Ford’s stateof- the-art, liquid phase injection, dedicated LPG powerplant in the Falcon EcoLPi (delete: are the only two Australian-built large sedans to) deliver sub-200g/km CO2 emissions.
Assisting deliver these impressive figures is the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tyres. Independent fuel consumption tests by TUV SUD Automotive in Europe have confirmed that the Assurance Fuel Max tyre gives 4% more fuel savings than conventional tyres, a saving of up to $400 over the life of a set of tyres². This is delivered with no compromise to the tyre’s key safety attributes.
Key features of the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max include:
• FuelSaving Technology tread compound: silica tread compound provides high abrasion resistance and low intra-molecular friction, resulting in reduced fuel consumption and a longer tread life.
• DuPont™ Kevlar® reinforced construction: maintains stiffness and strength even under high temperature conditions when the tyre is in motion, giving drivers added protection against road hazards.
• Even pressure distribution: provides even pressure distribution across the width of the tyre, reducing frictional energy at the tread surface and increasing tread life. Having a wide footprint also enables increased wearable rubber in contact with the road resulting in longer wear.
“The Ford Falcon EcoBoost represents a new benchmark in petrol fuel efficiency in the large car market segment, and we are proud of the contribution that the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tyres have played in achieving Ford’s goals for the vehicle,” said Goodyear Original Equipment Sales Director, Graeme Haynes
“The Assurance Fuel Max is designed to keep more fuel in the tank – and more money in the consumer’s wallet – which in turn also helps to reduce CO2 emissions.
“In addition to the tyre’s Fuel Saving Technology, it also gives the superior grip and handling necessary for both wet and dry conditions, as well as the extended tread life that you expect from Goodyear tyres.
“With an innovative tread compound that reduces rolling resistance while delivering impressive traction and tyre life, the Assurance Fuel Max was an ideal choice for the Falcon EcoBoost,” he said.
The fuel-saving Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tyre comes on the Ford Falcon Ecoboost range in size 215/60R16.
¹ Figures obtained by Ford from controlled tests using ADR 81/02 (combined). Actual fuel consumption and CO2 emissions will depend on many factors including driving habits, prevailing conditions and the vehicles equipment, condition and use. Based on XT with 6-speed automatic transmission.
² Independent fuel consumption tests performed by TUV SUD Automotive in Europe confirmed that Assurance Fuel Max® tyres on a Citroen C4 gives 4% more fuel savings than conventional tyres. For example if you were to apply this to a mid-sized car, that does an average of 10 litres/100 kms, you could save 320 litres over the life of the tyres. 320 litres x $1.25 (average petrol price per litre) = $400 Actual fuel savings will be dependant on factors such as driving styles, vehicle and road conditions.