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Michelin to roll out tire for large-capacity trucks

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Next month, Groupe Michelin will introduce what it calls the "market's first 295/60R22.5 multi-purpose tire," the Michelin X MultiWay XD medium truck tire. The tire is designed for large-capacity trucks.

It's scheduled to hit the market in Europe on Aug. 1, say Michelin officials.

Engineered using Michelin Durable Technologies, the X MultiWay XD contains a self-regenerating tread "that continues to deliever superior grip even when the tire is two-thirds used."

The tire is available in two additional sizes, 315/70R22.5 and 315/60R22.5. Michelin has not announced if or when it will be available for the North American market.

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