Feb 2012: Maxxis Launches New Generation of MCV3 Van Tyres
Maxxis International announced the launch of the new generation of the MCV3 range of van tyres. Company officials revealed that the newest generation of the MCV3 tyres have a longer life and deliver greater handling capability across a variety of conditions.
Features of the New MCV3 Tyres
The new tyres are equipped with wider main grooves. This improves aquaplaning resistance, offering greater stability at high speeds and during cornering. The main grooves and the shoulders sport more sipes so that there is improved traction in snow and mud. As compared to the predecessors, the new generation MCV3 tyres have larger shoulder blocks, sporting criss-cross interconnection. This prevents uneven wear and ensures longer life and durability of the tyres. The special cross grooves on the shoulder keep the noise levels low by improving the water dispersal.
The MCV3 tyres will now be available in the following sizes – 195/75R16 C 8 PR 107/105 R and 235/65R 16C 10PR 121/119N.
The Other Brands
Besides the new generation MCV3 tyres, Maxxis has a range of products in the LCV category. These include the UR275, UE 168 and 103 and the Maxxis MA 703 and 751 Bravo.
The UR275, suitable for commercial trucks is available in a variety of sizes to enable fitment on medium size trucks and offers greater maneuverability and better handling. Official sources revealed that the UR275 boasts of lower rolling resistance that improves fuel economy and sports a strong puncture resistant casing that increases the tyre life. In fact the tyre life is further helped along by the tyre’s unique tread compound that resists heat generation and wear. The rib pattern helps deliver a quiet drive with enhanced comfort value.
The Maxxis UE range is intended for light commercial vehicles like vans used in the long haulage sector. The UE 168 is R speed rated and sports an additional full nylon cap to improve stability and safety. The UE 103, on the other hand, incorporates a premium rubber compound and additional plies, making it superbly resistant to roughest driving conditions that may cause punctures, cuts and abrasions. According the Maxxis, the UE 103 is a performance van tyre suitable specifically for vehicles that travel long distances and particularly on the motorways. The UE103 is available in 7 sizes.
The Maxxis MA 703 was designed specifically to offer characteristics of high performance, without compromising on fuel efficiency. To meet this purpose, the tread design incorporates elements that ensure smooth handling at high speeds. Also the tyre has a double steel belt construction that improves tyre durability. This tyre also offers good traction on both wet and dry surfaces.
The Maxxis MA 751 Bravo is meant more for the heavy duty vehicles such as sports trucks, 4x4 operators and pick-up trucks. The MA751 Bravo is available in 36 sizes to cater to different vehicles. The company has made sure the sidewalls on this tyre are extra strong to resist impact of all terrains. These tyres offer improved response to handling and provide good traction on all terrains.