Its return at the Geneva motor show, which takes place these days in Switzerland, the French tyre manufacturer Michelin has marked the official premiere of the year old model Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUVs, announced in December last year and designed for sports and premium crossovers and SUVs such as the Porsche Macan and Cayenne, Audi Q7, and Q8, BMW X4 and X6, Mercedes GLE, Range Rover and so on.
The new product, developed in conjunction with leading brands, fully meets its advertising slogan “Enjoy the ride the rest for us.” According to the results of tests conducted by TUV SUD for the company Michelin in August-September 2018 on the Audi Q5 2.0 TDI, the new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV in the size 235/60 R18 has exceeded six well-known competitors on several fundamental performance criteria such as braking on dry and wet surface, the lap times on wet pavement and durability.
For reliable grip on a dry surface meets the outer side of the asymmetric tread pattern new tires Michelin Pilot Sport SUV 4. The inner side of the tread in combination with a new rubber mixture enriched “functional elastomers” new generation that can take the form of a tiny unevenness in the road surface, is responsible for ensuring the maximum level of grip on wet road surface. Deep longitudinal drain channels provide effective water expel from the contact patch and thus reduce the risk of aquaplaning.
The stability of the contact patch of the tire at high speeds and the ability to resist the action of the centripetal force increases an additional layer of aramid-nylon filaments in the tyre design and the modified design of the tread blocks allows better control due to the smaller deformation of the blocks themselves.
In addition, the new SUV is a tyre from the French lindelow has a high wear resistance and durability required for use on the powerful SUV and confirmed by the DEKRA Test Center experts after long-term tests Hyundai Santa Fe CRDI. To improve the properties of wear resistance the developers of the new tires, Michelin Pilot Sport SUV 4 modified the composition of resinosis, and to impart additional strength provided new double-frame, which improved handling.
Note also the unique sporty design of the sidewall Michelin Pilot Sport SUV 4 created by technology Premium Touch, which allows you to make inscriptions on the outer sidewall of the tyre award “effect of velvet”.
New summer tire Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV has replaced the previous generation Michelin Latitude Sport 3 and is available in 53 sizes ranging from 225/65R17 106V XL to 295/35R23 108V, of which 18 are new to the SUV segment.