New UltraGrip Ice+

Best tire for Nordic winter conditions*

With the new stud-less Goodyear UltraGrip Ice+ tire, the most extreme winter conditions can be faced with more confidence.

Innovative ActiveGrip technology ensures optimized contact with extremely slippery road surfaces, delivering leading performance on ice. UltraGrip Ice+ provides excellent performance in all Nordic circumstances, from compacted snow to slippery ice. From now on, drivers facing unexpected changes in weather or road conditions can rely on having more control with UltraGrip Ice+.

UltraGrip Ice+ tire shot

Goodyear’s new UltraGrip Ice+ features ActiveGrip Technology; hybrid sipes functioning together with a dual cap compound to enable optimized contact with extremely slippery road surfaces, providing improved ice performance.

ActiveGrip Technology

Independent performance tests against 3 leading competitor winter tires run by Test World, the international independent testing organization, delivered impressive results:

Test World
  • 8% better performance on average1
  • 3% shorter braking on snow2
  • 3% more control on ice2
  • 11% shorter braking distance on wet2

Read the Test World report

Dual cap compound

Dual cap compound

The dual cap compound is comprised of two layers; a soft ice compound top layer, designed to provide excellent grip and traction in extremely low temperatures. The base layer of a harder ice compound, provides good dry handling performance at higher temperatures.

hybrid sipes

Hybrid sipes

These sipes being a combination of waffle and zigzag sipes, have been designed to maintain longitudinal tread stiffness over the entire tread depth. This provides optimal grip on snow and ice throughout the full tire life.

1 Compared to the average performance of 3 leading contemporary competitor winter tires; on snow and ice; in January 2010 by Test World, tire size: 205/55R16 94T; Car: Ford Focus 2.0 petrol engine, in Ivalo, Finland, Report no: TW20100032; on wet and dry, in January 2010 by Test World, tire size: 205/55R16 94T; Car: VW Golf 6 V2.0 TDI, in Mireval, France, Report no: TW20100032.

2 Tested against 3 leading contemporary competitor winter tires; on snow and ice, in January 2010 by Test World, tire size: 205/55R16 94T; Car: Ford Focus 2.0 petrol engine, in Ivalo, Finland, Report no: TW20100032; on wet and dry, in January 2010 by Test World, tire size: 205/55R16 94T; Car: VW Golf 6 V2.0 TDI, in Mireval, France, Report no: TW20100032.

* Tested against 3 leading contemporary competitor winter tires; on snow and ice, in January 2010 by Test World, tire size: 205/55R16 94T; Car: Ford Focus 2.0 petrol engine, in Ivalo, Finland, Report no: TW20100032; on wet and dry, in January 2010 by Test World, tire size: 205/55R16 94T; Car: VW Golf 6 V2.0 TDI, in Mireval, France, Report no: TW20100032.