Premium touring: the Hercules Ultra Tour LE

July 19, 2011

Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. recently introduced the all-season Hercules Ultra Tour LE. The premium touring tire is available in many regions, but will be available worldwide in late August.

“Consumers shouldn’t have to make compromises when they purchase a value brand. And with the Hercules Ultra Tour LE, they’ll never have to,” says Joshua Simpson, vice president of marketing.

The Ultra Tour LE features the following:

* a silica-enhanced tread compound designed to maximize traction in all seasons without tread life reduction;

* modified lay nylon technology that provides stability and promotes even tread wear, resulting in lasting ride quality and long life; and

* deep grooves and heavy siping that channel away rain and slush.

The tire's "innovative bead construction and sidewall configuration improves responsiveness and enhances lane change and cornering ability," adds the company.

Available in 16 15- through 18-inch sizes, the Ultra Tour LE is backed by a 60,000-mile (V-rated sizes) and 65,000-mile (H-rated sizes) limited mileage warranty. The V-rated sizes have a Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) rating of UTQG of 500-A-A; the H-rated sizes have a UTQG rating of 540-A-A.

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The tire also carries road hazard protection and is part of Hercules’ exclusive "30-Day Trust Our Ride" test drive.