New Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres to bring improved through-life performance in snow
Michelin is to launch a new range of CrossClimate+ tyres, which bring the benefits of its CrossClimate range but with improved through-life performance in snow.
The new range of tyres will gradually replace the CrossClimate – which broke new ground when it launched two years ago as the first winter-certified summer tyre and won the Van Fleet World Innovation Award 2016.
Like its forebear, the CrossClimate+ will offer the benefits of a summer tyre for dry and wet braking, energy efficiency and total mileage, while also boasting the braking performance and traction of a cold-weather tyre – said to avoid the need for two sets of tyres. But the new CrossClimate+ range will also bring excellent traction on snow-covered roads.
Michelin said fitment of the new CrossClimate+ tyres will enable fleets to maximise uptime, road safety and duty of care year-round, removing the need to switch to winter tyres.
Michelin has also designed the range to bring reliable performance throughout its lifetime, with little difference in performance as the tyre tread wears down.
Jamie McWhir, customer engineering support manager at Michelin, said: “With the introduction of the new CrossClimate+ tyres, fleets can enjoy long-term, reliable performance and grip in every road condition, including on snow-covered roads, from the second the CrossClimate+ tyres are fitted right down to their removal when they reach the statutory minimum of 1.6mm.”
CrossClimate+ fitments will launch in the coming weeks in 15- to 18-inch tyre sizes and later will be made available in a growing number of dimensions.