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Michelin Latitude Tour
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The tyres will have a rating for fuel efficiency from A – G; A-rated tyres being the most fuel efficient and G-rated tyres being the least fuel efficient.
Choosing more fuel efficient tyres not only lowers the cost of driving as you use less fuel, but also reduces Carbon Dioxide emissions which in turn helps the environment.
By choosing to fit A-rated tyres over G-rated tyres, you will save an average of 7.5% in fuel a year. (Please note D ratings are not used).
The second area rated by the new tyre label is wet braking distances e.g. how long it takes a tyre to stop when braking in wet weather. Tyres are rated from A – F (D and G ratings are not used).
Choosing A-rated tyres over F-rated tyres could reduce wet braking distances by up to 18 metres.
The final rating is external noise emissions. This is not the noise heard by the driver, but external noise made by the tyre.
This is measured in decibels (dB) and is indicated by one, two or three black waves on the label; with one wave being the quietest to three waves being the loudest. So the more black waves, the louder the tyre.
The Michelin Latitude Tour tyres from French tyres conglomerate Michelin Tyres are 4x4 tyres for SUVs and Crossovers. SUV drivers looking for fuel efficiency that does not compromise on performance and ride comfort will be very happy with these tyres. Michelin, one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers has long been associated with innovative tyre technologies and the Michelin Latitude Tour tyres exhibit a variety of technologies that maximise their performance in all areas. To ensure that the benefits of these tyres are available for maximum vehicles, Michelin has also launched the load reinforced version - the Michelin Latitude Tour XL tyres, also available in the run flat version- the Michelin Latitude Tour XL Runflat tyres. The Michelin Latitude Tour tyres are all-season tyres and provide good traction all year round including in light snow. However they are mostly on road tyres, not suitable for rugged off road applications. The Michelin Latitude Tour tyres are fortified with the following technologies that deliver performance.
Michelin Max Touch Construction Technology: This technology aims to maximise the miles delivered by the tyres despite tread wear. Thus the Michelin Latitude Tour tyres last long.
Green X Technology: More a Michelin tyre standard than a technology, all Michelin Green X tyres, including the Michelin Latitude Tour tyres are associated with enhanced fuel efficiency. This obviously reduces fuel costs and is more environment friendly.
Michelin Comfort Control Technology: This technology refers to the computer optimisation of tread blocks and the use of precision manufacturing which results in reduced noise and increased comfort associated with the Michelin Latitude Tour tyres.
Improved Handling Characteristics: The Michelin Latitude Tour tyres exhibit a symmetric tread design with stable shoulder blocks. These maximise contact on dry surface, conferring exceptional handling characteristics and cornering stability to the tyres. The presence of a stabilising central rib adds to responsiveness and highway stability.
Greater Confidence on Wet Surfaces: The tread pattern of the Michelin Latitude Tour tyres contains wide circumferential grooves that enhance aquaplaning resistance and improve confidence on wet surface. Due to greater grip and traction these tyres stop 5% shorter on wet surfaces as compared to their predecessors.
Greater Fuel Efficiency: The use of silica intensive compound that reduces rolling resistance increases the fuel efficiency of the Michelin Latitude Tour tyres.
High Speed Capability: The presence of twin steel belts and nylon wrap within the tyre carcass reinforce the tyre structure internally, enabling high speed capability and stability.