Michelin has officially launched the Michelin LTX Trail tyre in Malaysia – its latest tyre that is specifically designed for high-rise pickups and SUVs.
The tyre promises to offer extended lifespan, long-lasting safety with excellent wet braking performance – even when worn, and lower interior noise levels for a more comfortable ride.
According to Michelin, the new tyre performs well on both paved and unpaved roads, allowing drivers to drive safely and with confidence no matter the terrain.
Oliver Biggart, Managing Director of Michelin Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei said, “At Michelin, we are constantly innovating to enable people to move around more freely, safely; and to live a better life in motion.”
“The new Michelin LTX Trail is a great match for the increasing popularity of SUVs, which is projected to grow 5.6% year-on-year, from 2021 to 2026.”
“Perfect for consumers who own 4×2 and 4×4 high-rise pickups, as well as SUVs – such as Toyota Hilux, Toyota Fortuner, and Nissan Navara, these tyres also cater to those whose lifestyle demands the ability to reach on- and off-road destinations, for work or pleasure.”
“As the Michelin LTX Trail is designed for multi-purpose use, it is recommended for 80% on-road and 20% off-road driving.”
“We are confident that the new Michelin LTX Trail gives drivers in Malaysia a safe and comfortable ride on the road, across a variety of terrain – ranging from city commuting, wet road, highway driving, to light and moderate off-road,” added Biggart.
The Michelin LTX Trail features 3 major advantages:
- 41% longer mileage with the RallyForce2 Tread Compound that provides better durability and maximum service life for both on- and off-road use, and a new tread design with the Biting Shoulder that wraps from the tread down the sidewall, to protect against sidewall aggression and ensure greater off-road performance and traction.
2. Long-lasting safety, even when worn, with Variable Thickness Sipes that provide improved contact patch for better handling, grip and braking performance. On wet roads, when compared to its premium competitors, the Michelin LTX Trail stops 3.1 meters shorter when new, and 4.6 meters shorter when worn. On dry roads, when new, it stops 3.8 meters shorter.
3. 19.8% lower sound pressure level, thanks to Duo-Harmony Blocks featuring two different block shapes in the tread’s center that spread the pattern noise energy across a wider spectrum, for a quieter and calmer driving experience.
That being said, the Michelin LTX Trail is now available in 9 sizes with rim dimensions ranging between 15 and 18 inches, at Michelin’s authorized tyre dealers across the nation.