Greenville, SC – The MICHELIN® X-Ice® SNOW tire has launched 44 new sizes that will start to be available this month.
Launched in 2020, the X-Ice SNOW set the bar as a leading winter tire designed for maximum mobility and safety, winter after winter. With the phase two 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, stops nearly 10 feet shorter on ice than a leading competitor and lasts up to one additional winter season than leading competitor tires.
The X-Ice SNOW was developed, tested and proven in Michelin’s Nordic test centers under the most rigorous constant extreme winter driving conditions. The tire provides the necessary traction to overcome snow and ice by relying on innovations that support the key characteristics of a winter tire.
The next-generation V-shaped tread design provides 100 percent use of the contact patch for optimal grip performance on snow and ice and for exceptional slush performance. It maintains its shape even when worn to continue providing grip in winter conditions.
The FLEX-ICE 2.0™ tread compound is a unique rubber mix for use in a wide range of winter temperatures with a full silica-based compound to maintain flexibility in severe cold climate conditions.
MICHELIN EverGrip™ technology is an innovative tread compound with rigid polymer for improved grip on both snow and ice for the duration of the wear life.
Two types of full-depth, interlocking 3-D sipes are included for an increased claw effect on snow and ice, and for long-lasting biting edges.
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.