Michelin has made further strides in promoting safe driving in all weather conditions by extending its highly-acclaimed CrossClimate tyre range into the light truck and van market.
Billed as a summer tyre with full winter capabilities, features of the new Agilis CrossClimate are said to include high mileage, robustness, damage resistance and long lasting performance, equating to low total cost of ownership.
Michelin claims rigorous tests show mobility is not compromised in wintry conditions. The tyre is 3PMSF (Three Peak Mountain Snowflake ) winter certified for use on snowy roads and is believed to also perform well on muddy and grassy surfaces, making it the ideal for tyre Irish vans.
Jonathan Layton of Michelin in Ireland and the UK said: “The introduction of Agilis CrossClimate solves the problem of wintry conditions bringing a van or light truck fleet to its knees and eradicates the expense of buying different sets of winter and summer tyres."
The Agilis CrossClimate has been developed and rigorously tested in challenging winter conditions by the Michelin winter tyre testing team in two European locations 4,000 kilometres apart – Ivalo, high up in the Arctic Circle in Finland, and Barcelonnette, which at 2,715 metres altitude in the Alps is one of the highest roads in Europe.