Michelin is expanding the size range of its BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport performance all-season radial.
The company has announced 18 more sizes of the Advantage T/A Sport are now available, bringing the total up to 53 sizes. Traction News spoke to Public Relations Manager Tom Sullivan to find out everything you need to know.
Sizes for different types of vehicles
The Advantage T/A Sport is available in the three main speed ratings – T, H, and V – allowing it to be a direct replacement for OE tires on minivans, sporty coupes, sedans, CUVs and passenger cars. Two of the new tires fit 15-inch wheels. Four of them fit 16 inchers. There are six 17-inch sizes and six 18-inch sizes.
Sullivan said: “The tire sizes are intended to hit the majority of the market needs.”
Passenger cars now, with truck and SUV tires to follow
Sullivan said the new sizes are available at all 20,000 plus authorized dealers as of March 1. He also said that later in the spring the company will roll out the H-rated 215/55R18 “and there are two sizes for police interceptors on the horizon. Sizes for pickups and SUVs will start shipping in August.”
BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport delivers enhanced performance
The Advantage T/A, which the Sport supercedes, delivered good all-around performance. The Sport improves that to deliver excellent wet and dry performance and handling. BFGoodrich’s Locking 3D Active Sipe Technology provides biting edges for maximum control and stopping power in wet and lightly snowy conditions.
The new high-silica content compound and central groove network with Aqua Flume Technology offer more traction than before and force rainwater out from under the tire. The Next Gen ETEC System “makes driving fun again” by helping to maintain the tire’s shape during cornering and high-speed situations. These improvements and more help the Sport deliver 15 percent better handling and snow traction, and 12 percent better wet braking performance.