Michelin introduces the new “MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 ST”
Bengaluru, 22nd May 2019 : Michelin announced the availability of its “MICHELIN Primacy 4ST tyres” in India. True to its mission of sustainable mobility, this latest update of the popular PRIMACY range, the new tyre is a reference in tyre safety.
After three years of development, this tyre provides a high level of performance on wet roads. Going with its tagline of “Safe when new, Safe when worn (1)”, MICHELIN Primacy 4ST tyres respond to the customers’ need for long lasting performance with exceptional braking results from new until it is worn (down to the level of the tread wear indicator) even when tested in the most demanding wet conditions. Thanks to the use of latest generation elastomers, the new MICHELIN Primacy 4ST tyre delivers a very high level of grip from the first to the last kilometer. To achieve this level of grip, the tread pattern has been optimized with a new design that reveals squarer and less tapered grooves.
Mohan Kumar, Executive Vice President Michelin India said: “We are delighted to bring MICHELIN Primacy 4ST tyres to India. Michelin is committed to deliver long lasting performance from the first to the last kilometer. This new range will provide motorists with the pleasure of driving without compromising on performance, safety and longevity. Several Michelin patented technologies have been combined to provide this range with very high performance levels due to a new rubber compound, and tread pattern that has been optimized to offer a high performance levels at the end of the tyre’s life.”
FOR SILENT AND COMFORTABLE RIDE (2)
The Evergrip Technology provides outstanding wet grip, thanks to a new tread pattern that provides >50% of additional grooves to evacuate more water (when new and when worn) compared to the previous generation tyre. New rubber compounds, stronger and more consistent bonding of rubber and silica ensure uniform energy dissipation of the tyre when in contact with the wet road for improved comfort. THE 2nd generation Silent Rib Technology provides a quiet, ride thanks to inter-locking bands between tread blocks that minimize air pumping sounds as the tyre is rolling.
EXCELLENT WET GRIP
MICHELIN Primacy 4ST offers an excellent level of performance in braking on wet roads. When compared to competitor tyres in wet conditions, the new MICHELIN PRIMACY 4ST tyre brakes, on average, 2.3m shorter than its direct competitors and when tested in a worn condition, the tyre brakes 5.2m shorter than the average of the competitor tyres (3)
The new MICHELIN PRIMACY 4ST tyre also simplifies the reading of its wear level. In addition to the presence of a traditional tread wear indicators on the shoulder, it has a MICHELIN marking at the bottom of the tread grooves. These two methods allow users to quickly and simply identify the level of wear of their tyres.
The new MICHELIN PRIMACY 4ST tyre is a concrete demonstration of the Michelin Group’s strategy: consumers must be able to drive safely, throughout the life of the tyre, right down to the legal wear indicator of 1.6 mm. Designed for hatchbacks, entry-level to premium sedans and cross-overs, MICHELIN PRIMACY 4ST is already OE homologated by Mercedes, Volkswagen, Toyota for certain models in specific markets across the world.