Pirelli has introduced the new Scorpion AS Plus 3, a new Touring All-Season tire for crossovers, sport utility vehicles, and pick-up trucks.
With a new tread pattern, compound and construction, the Scorpion AS Plus 3 was developed to offer extra mileage. Pirelli provides a 70,000 mile limited treadwear warranty which places it among the best in class in its category. The new product is in fact part of the Pirelli “PLUS” line, exclusively developed to meet the needs of North American drivers, in particular the demand for durable tires, capable of covering many miles with great handling.
The use of the 3D sipe technology, combined with innovative materials such as functionalized polymers in the compounds, allows the new Pirelli tire to deliver smooth wear, improved snow traction, excellent performance on wet and a comfortable ride with reduced cabin noise.
The Scorpion AS Plus 3 offers a wide-range of fitments for owners of CUV, SUV, and pick-up trucks who are looking for peace of mind in all weather conditions on their daily commutes or long distance journeys.
The new tire is available in 37 sizes, from 17 to 22 inches. Key fitments include the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda CR-V, Toyota Highlander, Ford F-150, and Kia Sorento.
The Advantage for Drivers
In the development process of the new Scorpion™ AS Plus 3, Pirelli engineers placed great emphasis on improving the mileage of this product compared to previous generations.
To achieve this important result, Pirelli engineers completely redesigned the tread pattern and compounds of the new product.
The tread pattern employs a specific distribution of siping that is designed to give the tire more uniform stiffness and promote a regular wear pattern as the tire wears down. This translates into greater mileage and excellent product performance.
Pirelli also used innovative compound materials, including highly functionalized polymers that help extend the tire’s working temperature range even at low temperatures, while still bringing significant mileage improvements and maintaining strong wet capabilities.
Top All Season Performance
The new Scorpion AS Plus 3 is designed to deliver long-lasting performance in all weather conditions. Thanks to the innovative 3D sipe technology, the new Pirelli tire offers excellent all season traction: the 3D sipes work on dry and wet surfaces to optimize the tread block stiffness for handling ability and feel, while on snow covered surfaces they are able to open and increase traction for year round performance.
Quiet, Comfortable Ride
One of the main features of the new Scorpion AS Plus 3 is definitely comfort, thanks to a tread pattern optimized for reduced road noise and a tire design able to absorb sounds from the road.