Imho, its overpriced.
Bridgestone is a tad cheaper.
If u dont mind a bit of noise, the new ecopia 200 is cheap.
Its a bit noisy compared with xm2 and bridgestone own turanza.
Grip in wet is good enough.
I am currently using this on my waja, size 205/55/16.
Was aiming for gy eagle assym but my rear had another plan of its own by failing for the 3rd and last time hence needing immediate replacement.
Was skeptical at 1st with the eco tyre but after a week it all changed.
Grip level is same as xm2 both wet and dry.
Its also improve fc, kid u not.
Not by much but enough to makes me notice the improvement.
I got mine for rm290 a piece
My friend's car needed a new set of rear tyres. The previous set (Nexen 8000) lasted about 22,000 kms and for the next change, more durable tyres were needed. The Michelin XM2 was too expensive for the 205/55 R16 size - so it was decided that the Ecopia would probably be a good alternative.
In December 2013, I enquired at Hup Shun SS3 (while bringing another friend there for new tyres) and the Ecopia was quoted at RM 280. As such I did not call before hand to ask for the latest price. I got a shock when they told me that the Ecopia is now RM 350. I asked if the price was increased but they said I must have been quoted incorrectly and it might be for 15" tyres and not 16". So I am not sure if there is any answer for the discrepancy.
Anyway, I did a brief test and the Ecopia felt softer than the Nexen tyres. I can only deduce that the sidewalls are less stiff and that probably means that steering won't be as sharp, if fitted to the front (which still has about 25% thread left on C-drive 2's that covered 26,000 kms). I will recommend my friend to use Ecopia at the front too, when the C-drive 2's need replacement so that the Ecopia's fuel economy claims can be verified.
Noise levels are not much different from those of the Nexen. All in all, its not too bad, considering it is a sort of a "downgrade". It would be worth it if the Ecopia can last 30,000 or more kms...