Michelin Launches 44 New Sizes for X-Ice SNOW Winter Tire

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X-Ice SNOW Winter Tire. PHOTO Michelin

The MICHELIN X-Ice SNOW tire has launched 44 new sizes and will start to be available this month.

The X-Ice SNOW was launched in 2020, 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 predecessor, which stops 2.7 metres (10 feet) shorter on ice.

Approximately 85% of its North American volume will be produced in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Here are the key characteristics of a winter tire:

  • V-shaped tread design—providing 100% use of the contact patch for optimal grip performance on snow and ice. Maintains its shape even when worn to continue providing grip in winter conditions.
  •  FLEX-ICE 2.0 tread compound —a rubber mix for use in a wide range of winter temperatures with a full silica-based compound for flexibility in cold climate conditions.
  • MICHELIN EverGrip technology—a tread compound with rigid polymer.
  • Two types of full-depth, interlocking 3-D sipes.

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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