Goodyear deploys tires to Asia

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has introduced three new tires to the Asian market but two of them aren't likely to become available in the United States anytime soon.

New for Asia are the Goodyear Ducaro GA performance tire, the Eagle Ventura all-season performance tire and the Eagle F1 GS-D3 ultra-high performance tire.

The Ducaro GA will only be sold in Asia, while the Eagle Ventura will be sold in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

The Eagle F1 GS-D3 is already available in the U.S.

If the Ducaro GA and Eagle Ventura ever make it to the domestic market, they will probably be sold under different names, says a Goodyear spokesman.

Ninety-percent of Goodyear's Asian tire line-up has been introduced within the past three years, according to Hugh Pace, president of Goodyear Asia.

Goodyear's sales and profits in China are up 22% vs. last year, he says.

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