Michelin announces new X Multi Z sizes with 15% more mileage06 November 2019

Michelin has added two new multi-position sizes to its X Multi range of regional truck tyres, saying these will provide 15% more mileage than their predecessors.

The 315/60 R22.5 X Multi Z is said to be ideal for vehicles requiring maximum load height and where there is also the need to comply with a 4m height constraint – common across much of mainland Europe. Michelin says this will make the tyre a popular choice for vehicles carrying light bulk goods such as furniture, white goods and automotive parts, as well as on car transporters. It replaces the 315/60 R22.5 X Energy XF

The other new addition is the wider 385/65 R22.5 X Multi Z (pictured), which is aimed at operators carrying heavy loads – including refrigerated goods, tankers, bulkers and timber carriers. This replaces the 385/65 R22.5 X Multi F.

Both are rated B for wet grip and carry the 3PMSF markings on the sidewall.

“Both new tyres provide at least 15% better mileage than the products they replace, which represents a significant efficiency boost for fleets,” says Chris Smith, managing director of Michelin UK.

The tyre maker says a new material, called Forcion, is used in the 315/60 R22.5 X Multi Z. This provides a more cohesive compound, increasing the mileage potential of the tyre and providing greater damage resistance.

Both new tyres also feature Michelin’s Powercoil technology, said to add endurance and robustness to the casing. They can also be regrooved and retreaded.

Laura Cork

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