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Michelin expands X-Ice Snow Winter tire with 44 new sizes

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Michelin announced it has added 44 new sizes for its X-Ice Snow tire and will be available starting May 2021.

Launched in 2020, the X-Ice SNOW set the bar as a leading winter tire designed for maximum mobility and safety, winter after winter. With the phase 2 launch, the tire will be available in a total of 119 sizes.

The X-Ice SNOW features improved snow performance and braking as compared with its predecessor1, stops nearly 10 feet shorter on ice than a leading competitor2 and lasts up to one additional winter season than leading competitor tires.3

The X-Ice SNOW was developed, tested and proven in Michelin’s Nordic test centers under the most rigorous constant extreme-winter driving conditions. The tire provides the necessary traction to overcome snow and ice by relying on innovations that support the key characteristics of a winter tire:

  • Next-generation V-shaped tread design – providing 100% use of the contact patch for optimal grip performance on snow and ice and for exceptional slush performance4. Maintains its shape even when worn to continue providing grip in winter conditions.
  • FLEX-ICE 2.0 tread compound – a unique rubber mix for use in a wide range of winter temperatures with a full silica-based compound to maintain flexibility in severe cold climate conditions.
  • MICHELIN EverGrip technology – an innovative tread compound with rigid polymer for improved grip on both snow and ice for the duration of the wear life.2
  • Two types of full-depth, interlocking 3-D sipes – for an increased claw effect on snow and ice, and for long-lasting biting edges.

 

The X-Ice SNOW tire replaces Michelin’s X-Ice Xi3 and Latitude X-Ice Xi2 tire lines with speed ratings T and H for passenger vehicles, CUVs and SUVs using 14 to 22-inch rim diameters.

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