Michelin have just announced the successor to the hugely popular Michelin CrossClimate SUV all season / all weather tire, the new Michelin CrossClimate 2 SUV!
As with the CrossClimate 2 launch, Michelin are heavily focused on the overall performance of the new SUV four season tire, claiming to be the leader in braking on snow covered, dry and wet roads, and being the leader in longevity.
To back up those figures, Michelin had the German independant test body TUV test the grip of the CrossClimate 2 SUV at new and worn (buffed to 2mm), and DEKRA test the longevity of the tire.
The results are impressive, especially worn in snow.
TUV Snow Braking 50-0 kph
Extrapolation from 30-10 km/h to 50-0 km/h is based on the mean decelerations resulting from the measured braking distances achieved in the actual tests
TUV Wet Braking 80-20 kph
Average of the performance on high and low μ wet surface with two different temperature ranges each.
TUV Dry Braking 100-0 kph
DEKRA Tread Wear
Longevity test run in average real usage (D50) with 11,568 km run and extrapolated longevity at 1.6mm.
The MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 SUV tire will be available in 40 dimensions from 17 to 20 inches
Hopefully Tire Reviews will get to test this exciting new SUV all season tire in the near future, but for now here's the launch video, and then the press release.
The latest member of the MICHELIN CrossClimate range, the expert 4-season tires, for SUVs
On May 1, Michelin is launching the MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 SUV tire in Europe.
A new generation of 4-season tires that combine multiple performances, the MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 SUV tire allows you to contend with the majority of weather conditions, no matter the season. A 3PMSF (3 Peak Mountain Snow Flake) certified tire, it copes with drops in temperature and occasional snowfall.
The leader for braking on snow, and on dry and wet ground, as well as for traction on snow1
The MICHELIN CrossClimate SUV tire benefits from an innovative combination of cutting-edge technologies such as the MICHELIN EverGrip technologies that contribute to optimize braking on dry, wet, or snow-covered ground.
The expert 4-season tire, MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 SUV is the leading tire
Compared to its competitors, it thus allows for gaining almost 20% traction on snow.
The MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 SUV tire is homologated for winter use and consequently benefits from the 3PMSF mark.
The leader in terms of longevity, with no comprise on safety: performances made to last right up to the legal wear limit
Thanks to the MaxTouch Construction technology, the MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 SUV tire allows for driving an additional 5000 kilometers on average, compared to premium competitor tires, while maintaining a high level of safety, even when the tire is at legal tread wear limit-3-4, and regardless of the weather conditions.
By avoiding premature removal every season, the tires are changed less often. Drivers can therefore control their budgets thanks to an extended tire lifespan. Less tires to replace also means less material to be used and less waste generated for the planet.
It is aimed at drivers seeking a safe ride first and foremost, regardless of the SUV category.