It’s been a month weirdly filled with Goodyear news, and we’ve now got one more to report as the American tyre maker has launched the Assurance TripleMax 2 in Malaysia. The successor to the original TripleMax, introduced in 2013, this new mid-range passenger model boasts improved wet braking performance as well as increased durability.

The company says that the new compound formulation increases stickiness, while the optimised microstructure delivers better grip and braking performance in the wet. The HydroTred Technology is also claimed to optimise the tyre’s footprint and provides more effective contact pressure, with the resulting increase in tyre cornering stiffness and steering precision ensuring better handling performance.

Meanwhile, the new tread pattern is designed to minimise pattern noise throughout the life of the tyre for a smoother, more comfortable ride. Lastly, Goodyear has introduced additional technical features, construction technologies and materials to the sidewall for increased impact resistance.

The Goodyear Assurance TripleMax 2 is now available for purchase and fitting at nearly 200 Goodyear Autocare outlets in major towns nationwide.