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Goodyear to Expand its Kelly Armorsteel Tire Line

United States tire manufacturer to launch new long-haul truck tires

United States: Goodyear introduced three new long-haul truck tires under its Kelly Armorsteel product line at the Customer Conference, which was held early this year in Orlando. The new products are further expected to strengthen the company’s Kelly-brand, which comprises of commercial truck tires.

Furthermore, the new tires, Kelly Armorsteel LHT, LHS and LHD offer several benefits including long life, improved traction, etc. Other features of the LHS tire include reduced shoulder wear owing to the uniquely shaped pressure distribution groove, enhanced traction backed by the exposed single grooves, whereas, the LHT tire offers longer mileage owing to the low tread void, lower shoulder wear backed by its decoupling groove.

Moreover, the Armorsteel LHD tire is anticipated to be introduced after the LHT and LHS tires in the US market.

As per TechSci Research, the decision of Goodyear to introduce a new range of trailer tires would strengthen the company’s portfolio in the country’s tire market. Moreover, considering the growing demand for commercial vehicle tires in the country, the company is likely to tap a major chunk of consumers across the country over the following years.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, “United States Tire Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2021’’, United States has one of the largest automotive tire market, and also the second largest automobile market across the globe. A slow increase in the market was witnessed during 2012, which was neglected due to increment in the sales of automobiles during 2013-2015. Increasing automobile sales paired with increasing vehicle fleet are expected to drive the country’s tire industry through 2021. Moreover, growth in the country’s tire industry is backed by increasing sales volume of different vehicle segments, which is resulting in expansion of replacement automotive fleet in the US. The country’s automobile sales, comprising passenger cars and commercial vehicles, grew from around 13 million in 2011 to about 17.47 million units in 2015.


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