Goodyear’s Cobra all-seasons tyre with soybean tread

Goodyear’s Cobra all-seasons tyre with soybean treadUS-based tyre maker Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has introduced the Cooper Cobra Instinct, said to be a hyper-responsive, high-performance tyre for all seasons that features tread compound that contains soybean oil, which replaces a portion of the petroleum-based materials used in production and helps the tread to stay pliable and grip the road in colder temperatures, it adds.

The new Cooper Cobra Instinct combines all-season capability with sporting performance. The Cooper Cobra Instinct is engineered with an asymmetric tread pattern and sweeping tread grooves for agile traction, enhanced grip and improved braking distance on wet and snowy roads. A signature sidewall design with a snakeskin-inspired look also delivers striking aesthetics for a bold curb appeal.

“Outfitted for a range of high-performance sedans, CUVs, SUVs and muscle cars, the Cooper Cobra Instinct was built to unlock vehicle performance and deliver confidence and control to drivers behind the wheel,” said Michiel Kramer, director of product marketing at Goodyear. “This tyre is designed to keep up with drivers and the quick decisions they make on the road, without sacrificing wet weather performance or sleek design.”

Building on Cooper Cobra’s 35+ year legacy, the new Cooper Cobra Instinct is available in 25 sizes, from 17 to 20 inches. Popular vehicle fitments for the new Cooper Cobra Instinct include the Chevrolet Camaro, the Ford Mustang, the Mazda 3, the Lexus IS 300 and the Acura TLX. The tyre boasts a variety of stability-enhancing features and benefits, including:

· Sweeping tread grooves that promote water evacuation in wet conditions.

· Asymmetric tread pattern enabling agile traction and handling no matter the season.

· Rim protector that helps guard and protect wheels from damage.

· A strong, lightweight design for enhanced responsiveness.