Linglong Tops ‘Familiar’ Brands in Test
Megatyre has been selling Linglong tyres for about 5 years; they have proven to be good quality, hard wearing and great value. When Linglong decided to develop their first asymmetric technology tyre pattern, they outsourced its design, specification, development and testing to a leading German product development facility who have delivered the new Green Max Eco Tourer tyre representing a major advance for Linglong and Chinese sourced tyres in general.
Linglong tyres have been described as the “dark horse” of tyre testing after finishing fourth in a study conducted by Finnish firm Test World.
The firm’s tyres reportedly left the experienced test drivers off with a good impression “especially in aspects of driving behavior on wet roads.” According to a news item on Linglong’s website, Test World’s 2011 summer tyre test examined more than 12 brands, including tyres from Goodyear, Continental and Bridgestone. Linglong entered its new Green-Max product into the test.
Test World’s results reportedly showed that Linglong was “calm to drive and offered a good lateral grip and easy controllability in handling and evasion test.” Overall Linglong got 7.6 total, ranking fourth out of all the tested brands after
Continental, Goodyear and Pirelli. And this all led to the testers writing: “Linglong was a surprise, being clearly the best Chinese tyre ever in our tyre tests. Linglong beat a bunch of familiar more expensive brands.”
Linglong provided decent horizontal traction and mild response during driving. According to Linglong, the test and result calculation concentrated on safety. Most weight was given to tyre performance and handling on wet asphalt. In addition other tested characteristics included driving behavior, rolling resistance, braking, aquaplaning, avoidance, noise and comfort.
Test World is an independent business specializing in testing tyres and cars. It provides tailored testing for tyre and automotive manufactures, authorities and motoring magazines. (Tyres & Accessories)
Megatyre, Browns Bay, North Shore, Auckland received its first shipment of Green Max tyres this week and will soon have them available over a wide range of sizes.