A new Pirelli Scorpion: the Verde All Season Plus
The new Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus will be available in 12 replacement sizes by the end of this year. When Pirelli Tire LLC is done adding sizes in 2014, there will be more than triple that total.
The launch of the highway SUV and CUV tire will be complete by July, when 39 sizes will be available. They will cover 65% of the SUV/CUV replacement market.
According to Pirelli President Paulo Ferrari, the lineup will consist of "premium" (17 inches and above) and "super premium" (18 inches and above) sizes, broken out as follows:
17-inch (seven): ranging from 265/70R17 115T and H to 255/60R17 106V.
18-inch (12): 235/65R18 106H to 255/55R18 XL 109H and V.
19-inch (nine): 255/60R19 109H to 265/50R19 XL 110V.
20-inch (eight): 235/55R20 102H to 275/45R20 XL 110V.
22-inch (two): 275/50R22 111H and 285/45/r22 XL 114H.
There is also one 16-inch size: 235/70R16 106T.
The Verde All Season Plus shares a tread design with the Verde All Season original equipment tire. However, it is built to provide greater tread wear than the OE version, and is backed by a 65,000-mile limited tread wear warranty.
The tire is designed for vehicles such as the Audi Q5 and Q7; Acura MDX and RDX; Cadillac Escalade and SRX; Chevrolet Equinox and Suburban; Ford Edge and Explorer; Jeep Grand Cherokee; Infiniti QX60 and QX70; Mercedes GLK and ML; Toyota Highlander and RAV4; and Porsche Cayenne.
Pirelli's previous highway SUV/CUV tire, the Scorpion STR, will not be discontinued because of its numerous OE fitments, adds Ferrari.