Kwik Fit | Tuesday 3rd March 2015 3:00pm
For a long time drivers have been forced to choose between summer tyres and winter tyres depending on the season and the ever-changing weather. Typically, summer tyres do not perform well on snow and ice whereas winter tyres display poor handling and braking in warmer climates. To solve this problem, Michelin have now unveiled their latest tyre product Ė the CrossClimate, a summer tyre which offers the best of both worlds to drivers while keeping them safe in every weather condition.
All-season tyres have been around for a while and consistently provide good all-round performance in a variety of weather conditions. However, the Michelin CrossClimate tyre is different as it successfully fuses together summer and winter tyre technologies to deliver outstanding performance in dry braking, wet grip, wet braking, and excellent traction on snow. In fact the Michelin CrossClimate is so effective in all weather conditions that it is the first summer tyre on the market to obtain winter certification. As a result the Michelin CrossClimate proudly displays the three-Peak Mountain Snow Flake - a symbol printed on the tyre which is a legal requirement in some countries where winter tyres are mandatory during certain months of the year.
The Michelin CrossClimate achieves all-weather excellence thanks to a combination of an intelligent new rubber compound mixture which adapts to weather conditions, providing grip in all temperatures; with its unique tread pattern. In tests carried out by TUV SUD, the new V-shaped tread provided excellent dry performance while the new bevel-edged tread blocks with higher performing sipes allowed for great traction on snow and ice.
As well as boasting safety in every weather condition, the Michelin CrossClimate delivers the highest levels of combined performance in fuel economy, longevity and driving comfort. Now available in an SUV variant, as CrossClimate2, and CrossClimate+, the Michelin range covers all bases.
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