Michelin CrossClimate2 Enters Market With 25 Sizes
Michelin North America Inc. says its newest tire delivers year-round performance and safety so consumers no longer have to give up one aspect to focus on another.
Michelin says the CrossClimate2 delivers them all – wet stopping, longevity, dry grip and snow performance. Michelin has already called the CrossClimate 2 its most advanced tire in decades.
“We designed this tire to deliver safety and performance in every stop, every turn, and throughout every season,” says Michelin Brand Director Matthew Cabe. “Parents, caretakers and all conscientious drivers understand the responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others when they drive. They don’t want to feel powerless. This tire gives them confidence and control in any weather, during any season.”
The CrossClimate2 has a distinct V-formation tread pattern and a proprietary rubber compound to provide performance in all seasons and climates. Michelin says the tire redefines “the all-season category.”
Michelin focused on four attributes with the CrossClimate 2:
Wet performance – Engineers were tasked with developing a tire that “grips to the last stop.” Michelin says internal tests showed the tire, even when worn, stopped up to 50 feet shorter in wet conditions when stopping from 50 mph.
Tire wear - Tread wear tests showed the CrossClimate 2 provided up to 15,000 more miles than its competitors.
Dry grip - Internal testing showed the new Michelin tire stopped up to 16 feet shorter on dry pavement than four competing tires.
Snow performance - The CrossClimate 2 tire has the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol, and Michelin says third-party testing showed the tire provided 31% better snow traction when worn than four worn all-season tires.
Michelin says it used Piano Noise Reduction Tuning to eliminate road noise from the tire’s tread blocks and angles and create “ideal amplitude for the contact patch,” creating a quieter ride.
The tire replaces the CrossClimate+, CrossClimate SUV, Premier A/S and Premier LTX tire lines.
The CrossClimate2 is available in 25 sizes for passengers and crossovers, with an additional 31 sizes to be available in early 2021. Michelin says the combined 56 sizes fit 76% of the best-selling sedans and crossovers on the market.
Here's a look at the sizes available at launch: