Michelin Adds 44 Winter Tire Sizes
The Michelin X-Ice Snow tire from Michelin North America Inc. will be available in 44 additional sizes beginning this month — and 119 sizes total.
The X-Ice Snow features improved snow performance and braking compared to its predecessor. It was developed and tested in Michelin’s Nordic test centers.
The winter tire features:
- a V-shaped tread design, which Michelin says provides full use of the contact patch for optimal grip performance on snow, ice and slush. The tire is designed to maintain its shape when worn and continue its grip in winter conditions;
- the Flex-Ice 2.0 tread compound, a unique rubber mix for use in a wide range of winter temperatures with a full silica-based compound to maintain flexibility in severe cold climate conditions;
- Michelin EverGrip technology, a tread compound with rigid polymer for improved grip on both snow and ice for the duration of the wear life; and
- two types of full-depth, interlocking 3-D sipes for an increased claw effect on snow and ice, and for long-lasting biting edges.
The X-Ice Snow tire replaces Michelin’s X-Ice Xi3 and Latitude X-Ice Xi2 tire lines with speed ratings T and H for passenger vehicles, CUVs and SUVs using 14 to 22-inch rim diameters.