Hercules says the new Avalanche XUV winter tire optimizes the performance of SUVs and CUVs when the weather turns cold.

Hercules says the new Avalanche XUV winter tire optimizes the performance of SUVs and CUVs when the weather turns cold.

The new Avalanche XUV winter tire is designed for CUVs and SUVs.

Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. says the new Avalanche XUV is the first dedicated winter tire for crossover utility and sport utility vehicles. The tire has earned the three-peak mountain snowflake emblem for severe weather performance.

Manufactured in the United States, the Avalanche XUV features a proprietary winterized tread pattern with Snow Grabber Grooves to deliver snow-on-snow traction.

Tailored thin-gauge full depth sipes prolong tread life and provide a more responsive ride. The improved contact patch surface area increases rubber contact with the road for a greater grip on icy roads. Stud pins provide the option for additional ice traction.