Goodyear Tires Outfit Top Vehicles at Auto Show

               Goodyear Tires Outfit Top Vehicles at Auto Show

-- Goodyear is the exclusive OE tire selected for 2013 Ram 1500 trucks

-- More new vehicles in North America come with Goodyear tires than any other

-- The Tesla Model S won the NAIAS Green Vehicle award

PR Newswire

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 14, 2013

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At this week's North American
International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
(Nasdaq: GT)is proud to supply original equipment tires to some of the
vehicles being showered with top new vehicle awards.


The updated 2013Ram 1500 pickup, which rides exclusively on Goodyear tires,
was selected "North American Truck/Utility of the Year." The award is selected
annually by 49 North American automotive journalists, and the honor is
announced during Press Days for the NAIAS in Detroit, which kicks off this

Goodyear supplies several different tire fitments for varying Ram 1500 models
– including the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor, Wrangler SR-A and Fortera SL
tires. Fitments range in wheel diameters from 17- to 22-inch sizes. The
Goodyear Wrangler SR-A tires in 17- and 20-inch sizes were especially singled
out for low rolling resistance, helping Chrysler to gain a best-in-class fuel
economy rating for the Ram 1500.

In addition, the NAIAS Urban Green Vehicle of the Year, the Tesla Model S, was
announced at the 17th annual Urban Wheel Awards on the eve of the auto show.
Standard fitment for the Tesla S are Goodyear Eagle RS-A2 tires in a 245/45R19

"Supplying the tires for some of the most highly respected vehicles on the
road is a familiar role for us, and we are proud when experts choose Goodyear
tires," said Johann Finkelmeier, Goodyear's vice president, original
equipment. "These vehicles are winners, and we want the tires to play an
important role in that appeal."

Goodyear tires are original equipment on many vehicles from Acura, Audi,
Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu,
Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercury, Nissan, Ram and Toyota.
Traditionally, more new vehicles in North America are equipped with Goodyear
tires than any other brand.

For more information about Goodyear's broad selection of tires for cars, light
trucks, SUVs, and more, visit

SOURCE The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Contact: Jim Davis, +1-330-796-4114,
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