Michelin announces new steer tire

Products Jason Cannon February 18, 2014

X_Multi Energy ZMichelin Americas Truck Tires unveiled Tuesday its new X Multi Energy Z tire – a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay verified regional steer.

Michelin says the tire affords a 15 percent reduction in rolling resistance, the tire delivers industry leading fuel efficiency.

“Michelin is excited to again offer a no compromise truck tire solution – this time for regional steer tires.  The new Michelin X Multi Energy Z offers the industry’s best combination of fuel savings and mileage in a regional application,” Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires, says.  ”When combined with the Michelin X Multi Energy D drive tire, the Michelin X Multi Energy Z provides a complete SmartWay regional solution.”

Becker says the X Multi Energy Z – a tire that can withstand both irregular wear and scrub, according to Michelin – is ideal for super regional trucking application.

Michelin says the X Multi Energy Z tire is engineered with a dual compound tread and a new energy casing that provides low rolling resistance and long tread life. Handling is delivered by inter-locking Matrix sipes. Casing life is extended by curb guards and a rectangular bead bundle, the company adds.

The Michelin X Multi Energy Z will be available March 1 in the U.S. and Canada in three sizes: 11R22.5 LRG, 11R22.5 LRH and 275/80R22.5 LRH.