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Goodyear concept off-road tyres on Land Rover Discovery SVX

Manufacturers Published the 15/09/2017 by Yannick O’Conor

Goodyear’s concept off-road tyres were showcased on the Land Rover Discovery SVX at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA).

Goodyear_Land_Rover_Discovery_SVX_Francfort Goodyear’s off-road concept is recognisable by the orange cross on the tread pattern. - Copyright © : Goodyear

A concept with no name

Goodyear’s latest concept might be nameless, but it is recognisable by a distinctive orange X in the centre of the tyre tread. The tyres were showcased on the new Land Rover Discovery SVX production preview, which was presented for the first time at the Frankfurt International Motor Show.

Goodyear_Land_Rover_Discovery_SVX_bandederoulementCopyright © : Goodyear

A tyre with no bounds

The 518 bhp Discovery SVX is “engineered for epic adventures” and requires tyres that can go anywhere. The Goodyear concept tyres were made to measure in size 275/55 R20.

The tyres’ tread pattern with its X motif and deep grooves is designed to provide superior grip in the most extreme off-road conditions.

This isn’t the first time that Goodyear has supplied tyres for a Land Rover. Not long ago, we reported that the American manufacturer would supply Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV tyres in three sizes as original equipment for the standard model Discovery.  Goodyear is also no stranger to SUV concepts having also equipped the Lexus UX concept car with its Urban Crossover prototype at the Paris Motor Show in 2016.

Nick Harley, Goodyear’s chief executive for EMEA expressed delight at the latest concept, “We are proud that our concept tyres are showcased on the exciting Land Rover Discovery SVX production preview”, he stated, “It represents a further confirmation of Goodyear’s capability of meeting leading car manufacturers’ requirements and translating them into innovative designs.”