Car campers rejoice: Michelin introduces LTX Trail

Published November 15, 2021, 1:19 PM

by Inigo Roces

On- and off-road versatility, long-lasting, and quiet operation

Owing to the growing popularity of high-rise pickups and SUVs, particularly thanks to the car-camping scene, Michelin has recently launched the LTX Trail tire. This on- and off-road tire offers an extended lifespan, long-lasting safety with excellent wet braking performance (even when worn), and lower interior noise levels for a more comfortable ride.

This versatile tire was designed to perform well on paved and unpaved roads, giving drivers confidence and assuring them of safety regardless of the road condition and destination.

“At Michelin, we never stop innovating to enable people to move around more freely, safely; and to live a better life in motion. The new Michelin LTX Trail serves as the perfect fit for consumers who own a pick-up or SUV and whose lifestyle demands the ability to reach on- and off-road destinations, for work or pleasure. This tire is designed for multi-purpose use, 80% on-road and 20% off-road driving. It gives drivers a safe and comfortable ride on the road, while still being able to take them off the road when needed; and has the ability to handle different types of terrain – ranging from city commuting, wet roads, highway driving, to light and moderate off-road,” said Daesy Natalya, Country Lead for the Philippines.

“Michelin LTX Trail is a great match for the increasing popularity of SUVs, which is projected to grow 5.6% year-on-year, from 2021 to 2026. It is suitable for both 4×2 and 4×4 high-rise pickups, and SUVs – such as Toyota Hilux, Toyota Fortuner, and Nissan Navara,” added Natalya.

The LTX Trail features three major advantages: 41-percent longer mileage with the RallyForce2 Tread Compound that provides better durability and maximum service life for both on- and off-road use, and a new tread design with the Biting Shoulder that wraps from the tread down the sidewall, to protect against sidewall aggression and ensure greater off-road performance and traction.

The second advantage is long-lasting safety, even when worn, with Variable Thickness Sipes that provide an improved contact patch for better handling, grip and braking performance. On wet roads, when compared to its premium competitors, the LTX Trail stops 3.1 meters shorter when new, and 4.6 meters shorter when worn. On dry roads, when new, it stops 3.8 meters shorter.

Its third advantage is 19.8-percent lower sound pressure levels, thanks to Duo-Harmony Blocks featuring two different block shapes in the tread’s center that spread the pattern noise energy across a wider spectrum, for a quieter and calmer driving experience.

In the Philippines, the MICHELIN LTX Trail is now available in 15 sizes, with rim dimensions ranging between 15 and 18 inches, at Michelin’s authorized tire dealers across the nation. For more information, please visit (www.michelin.ph).

 
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