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GREENVILLE, S.C., June 27, 2017 — Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., has introduced the MICHELIN® X® MultiTM D, a regional drive-position tire, for use in less-than-truckload, pick-up and delivery, food and beverage and other demanding vocational segments. The MICHELIN X Multi D is a versatile tire designed with an advanced regenerating tread that provides water evacuation and traction throughout the life of the tire while full-depth Matrix siping allows for a biting grip as the tread wears. The tire features co-extruded scrub-resistant rubber for first class mileage and cooler running rubber to help minimize heat build-up for increased casing life.
“This next-generation regional drive tire offers first-class performance and is designed to excel in high torque applications and delivers all the key performance benefits needed in a regional tire — traction, high removal mileage and scrub resistance — with no trade-offs,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “With an aggressive open-shoulder design that contributes to outstanding water evacuation for an optimized contact patch in all-weather conditions, the new MICHELIN X Multi D delivers the maximum tread life, traction and casing durability fleets demand.”
The X Multi D features a pass-through open shoulder that allows quick evacuation of water, mud and slush from beneath the tread surface area, and the biting edges of the tread allows the tire to grip onto surfaces right away, even in difficult snowy conditions, where competitors are left spinning their wheels. More grip, less slip — the X Multi D tire gets up and running 80% faster than a leading competitor tire . The X Multi D tire will get 65% better mileage than the MICHELIN XDE® M/S tire . The sidewall also features TW6 OzoneShield™ technology for increased protection against weathering.
The X Multi D performance is backed by a confidence guarantee3. If the tire does not meet expectations for mileage, traction and driver satisfaction, then Michelin will reimburse any cost difference for a competitive drive tire.
Michelin is bringing this tire to market to serve the demanding needs of regional fleets, specifically those with 4x2 and 6x2 configurations. The tire is available in the United States, Canada and Mexico in 11R22.5 size in load ranges G and H, and 11R24.5 size in load range H, with additional sizes to follow in the coming months.
(1) In a standardized snow test, the 11R22.5 MICHELIN® X® MULTI™ D tire traveled 80% further from start versus the 11R22.5 Bridgestone® M726ELA. Actual results may vary.
(2) Results based on two small scale internal field test using customer fleet vehicles using MICHELIN®X Multi™ D tires versus MICHELIN ®XDE® M/S in 11R22.5 size. Actual results may vary.
(3) See your Michelin representative, authorized Michelin dealer or visit MichelinTruck.com/XMultiD for details.
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America, Inc. (www.michelinman.com) employs more than 22,650 and operates 20 major manufacturing plants. To learn more about truck tires and services, visit www.michelintruck.com.
Mary Ann Kotlarich
Michelin North America