Michelin Adds LT Tires to Defender Line

Oct. 2, 2023

Michelin North America Inc. has released two new light truck tires, the Defender LTX M/S2 and the Defender LTX Platinum.

“Light truck consumers have new demands and desires for their vehicles compared to previous generations, and Michelin is answering the call by upgrading the LTX tire line,” says Debora Junca, senior brand director for Michelin.

“Creating new products like the Defender LTX Platinum and Defender LTX M/S2 tires delivers on our promise of longevity without compromise by being the leader in mileage. When a consumer sees the LTX name, they can trust in the performance over the life of the tire.”

The Defender LTX M/S2 uses the updated Evertread 2.0 compound to provide better treadwear performance and grip in wet and snowy conditions. It comes with a 70,000-mile warranty for Euro-metric sizes and a 50,000-mile warranty for the LT-metric.

The Defender LTX M/S2 will have 53 sizes with coverage on all 2013 or newer pickups and SUVs.

The Defender LTX Platinum tire offers six 20-inch rim sizes with a 70,000-mile warranty and an all-new tread pattern and compound derived from Michelin heavy truck technology.

Sizes for both tires will launch in stages over the next several months.