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Michelin’s new-gen CrossClimate 2 brings all-season performance

Michelin has introduced its new-generation CrossClimate 2 – a full winter tyre developed for all-season usage.

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The successor to the CrossClimate+, the CrossClimate 2 has been engineered to combine the benefits of a summer tyre in terms of wet and dry braking performance and energy efficiency and longevity, combined with the traction and braking benefits of a winter tyre in terms of wet weather grip and driving on snow or in low temperature conditions.

This makes it suitable for UK drivers, especially in areas prone to more extreme weather event, but the 3PMSF (3-Peak-Mountain with Snow Flake) logo on it also confirms that it can be used in winter in countries where winter tyres are mandatory. This means there’s no need to swap to winter tyres, for example for drivers taking their vehicles to mainland Europe during the winter months.

Its development, including compounds and stepped sipes, also bring rolling resistance compared to a standard tyre and longer tyre life, saving fuel and lowering CO2 emissions as well as maximising tyre replacement intervals.

Scott Clark, executive vice-president, automotive, motorsport and member of the Michelin Group Executive Committee, said: “Safer, longer-lasting and more economical, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 is a further illustration of the group’s All-Sustainable strategy.”

The Michelin CrossClimate is available in 105 sizes – a 40% increase compared to its predecessor – for vehicles with 15- to 20-inch wheels.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.