Michelin adds new sizes to Defender light truck range
Michelin is expanding the Michelin Defender LTX M/S tire line by more than 30 new sizes, providing fitments for nearly three-quarters of the light truck vehicles on the road today.
Michelin released the Defender LTX M/S last summer, creating a tire that combines durable tread life and all-weather traction to better meet the higher-torque demands of modern light trucks and SUVs.
The tire is now offered in 71 sizes that range from 15-inch to 22-inch rim diameters at a starting retail price of $154. For a full list of available sizes, check out this link.
Tests show LTX M/S lasts 10 percent longer
The company claims third-party tests have shown the tire lasts 10 percent longer in severe conditions than its predecessor tire. The new Defender “combines stronger, advanced tread compounds that hold up in tougher conditions even longer and deliver improved gravel wear, all-season confidence and better fuel efficiency,” the company said. “The result is prolonged safety and performance for vehicle owners in a range of tough conditions.”
Defender LTX M/S tires are offered with a 50,000- to 70,000-mile warranty.
Michelin North America’s light truck and recreation division marketing manager Stephen Peter said: “The expansion of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S gives light truck and SUV drivers more options for tire durability and longevity without sacrificing safety and performance.”
“Along with shorter wet-stopping distances and improved snow traction for superior handling across conditions, the lower rolling resistance of the Defender LTX M/S will also provide drivers with increased fuel economy over the life of the tire.”