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Michelin makes splash with new wet traction tire

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Michelin North America Inc. (MNA) will officially introduce its new HydroEdge wet traction passenger tire this Monday.

The T-rated tire will be available in the United States, Canada and Mexico in 20 sizes, ranging from 14 to 17 inches.

HydroEdge features include angled "HydroChute" grooves that channel water away from the tire's contact patch; dual, continuous center grooves for hydroplane resistance; and full-depth sipes, among others.

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