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.