Michelin’s most popular heavy truck tyre range amongst Irish Hauliers is set to be replaced, as the company unveiled its new X Multi tyre line-up at the CV Show in Birmingham.
According to the manufacturer, official testing has shown the next-generation fitments deliver 15-20 per cent more mileage than the current Michelin X MultiWay 3D series, at no extra cost.
Available with immediate effect in four key fitments – 315/70 R 22.5 multi-position and drive tyres and 385/55 R 22.5 steer and trailer tyres – the X Multi range will be expanded with the launch of 295/60 R 22.5 and 315/60 R 22.5 X Multi D in September 2017 followed by the 315/70 R 22.5 X Multi D Remix in early 2018.
With an integrated RFID chip in each new tyre, the new ‘connected’ range will offer access to several digital services, enabling individual tyre identification, improved fleet and stock management, and improved traceability of operations.
Commenting, Chris Smith, Michelin’s Marketing Director North Europe – Truck & Bus, said: “The new X Multi range offers outstanding grip and greatly improved longevity, taking tyre performance to a completely new level. It also underlines Michelin’s commitment to ensuring the lowest total cost of ownership for our customers, since the new tyres don’t cost a penny more than the ones they replace”.