Winter Traction. Kerfs have been applied to the entire part of the tread at an appropriate density, reinforcing winter traction without hampering wet and dry threshold handling and preventing rapid central wear.
Ride & Noise. Improved stopping distance and acceleration performance and reduced pattern noise, thanks to the stability provided by the firm central rib and the long central interlock button.
Wet & Dry Handling. By adding side slots that continuously connect to the wide, circumferential grooves, the tire realizes the waterway function at the center of the contact patch and strengthens the controlling power even in wet conditions.
Hydroplane. The optimal design with enlarged main grooves facilitates water drainage to minimize hydroplaning.
Controlled Footprint Shape. Feature: Iterative Finite Element Analysis optimization of profile and construction has resulted in a Consistent Footprint leading edge shape throughout the load range. Benefits: Uniform wear through a range of conditions. Predictable transient handling characteristics for improved road feel. High contact pressure areas are reduced, which minimize noise and resist irregular wear.