Michelin dealers in Canada will be able to sell the company’s X-Ice 4 North winter tire later this year.
The tire, which has been sold in Europe for several years, will be available in 30 sizes, ranging from 15 to 20 inches in diameter, and will serve as “a nice complement” to the recently introduced Michelin X-Ice Snow, according to Michelin officials. (The X-Ice 4 North is “only for Canada,” while the X-Ice Snow will be available in both Canada and the United States.)
The X-Ice 4 North will sport 250 tire studs arranged “according to a mathematical algorithm,” says Sabrina Garofalo, product manager, winter, Michelin. It also will feature a V-shaped tread design optimized for grip “in all winter conditions,” as well as a “Nordic” rubber compound for enhanced traction at lower temperatures, plus long overall tire life.
The tire will hit the Canadian market in October 2020.