Michelin has introduced the MICHELIN X Multi D, a regional drive-position tire, for use in less-than-truckload, pick-up and delivery, food and beverage and other demanding vocational segments. The MICHELIN X Multi D is a versatile tire designed with an advanced regenerating tread that provides water evacuation and traction throughout the life of the tire while full-depth Matrix siping allows for a biting grip as the tread wears. The tire features co-extruded scrub-resistant rubber for first class mileage and cooler running rubber to help minimize heat build-up for increased casing life.
“This next-generation regional drive tire offers first-class performance and is designed to excel in high torque applications and delivers all the key performance benefits needed in a regional tire — traction, high removal mileage and scrub resistance — with no trade-offs,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “With an aggressive open-shoulder design that contributes to outstanding water evacuation for an optimized contact patch in all-weather conditions, the new MICHELIN X Multi D delivers the maximum tread life, traction and casing durability fleets demand.”
The X Multi D performance is backed by a confidence guarantee. If the tire does not meet expectations for mileage, traction and driver satisfaction, then Michelin will reimburse any cost difference for a competitive drive tire.
Michelin is bringing this tire to market to serve the demanding needs of regional fleets, specifically those with 4×2 and 6×2 configurations. The tire is available in the United States, Canada and Mexico in 11R22.5 size in load ranges G and H, and 11R24.5 size in load range H, with additional sizes to follow in the coming months.
(1) In a standardized snow test, the 11R22.5 MICHELIN X Multi™ D tire traveled 80% further from start versus the 11R22.5 Bridgestone M726ELA. Actual results may vary.
(2) Results based on two small scale internal field test using customer fleet vehicles using MICHELIN X Multi D tires versus MICHELIN® XDE® M/S in 11R22.5 size. Actual results may vary.
(3) See your Michelin representative, authorized Michelin dealer or visit MichelinTruck.com/XMultiD for details.