After a recent introduction of the Michelin Energy XM2+, Michelin Malaysia today reveals the Pilot Sport IV SUV. The Michelin Pilots have been the brand’s renowned performance tyre and it’s only natural for the French tyre makers to introduce a line just for Sports Utility vehicles.
Developed with a new compound that incorporates innovative functional elastomers and thin silica, the Michelin Pilot Sport IV SUV places first in a wet handling test held against other premium tyre brands. It took up to 5.06 seconds faster to complete the 1,050 meters track than its competitors. The Pilot IV SUVs also places first in dry braking with a recorded distance of up to 2.7 meters shorter than competitors. On wet roads, it brakes up to 4.9 meters shorter when new and up to 8.5 metres shorter when worn, against competitors.
In addition, the Pilot Sport IV SUV sports a new asymmetrical groove design that rigidifies the tread pattern and provides effective grip during dynamic cornering. A hybrid belt made of aramid and nylon also provides dynamic steering responsiveness and driving precision with the Pilot Sport IV SUV.
When it comes to lasting effect, the Pilot Spot IV SUV apparently could do up to 13,000 kilometers more than other premium tyre brands thanks to an intelligent design with rigid tread blocks and a high-density double casing ply. The design and materials give increased robustness against road shock damages. It affords the driver more confidence and safety on the road.
Michelin Malaysia’s MD Pascal Nouvellon remarked, “The Michelin Pilot Sport IV SUV completes our well-established Pilot Sport family with the latest motorsport technologies and intelligent enhancements to provide unlimited driving pleasure in total safety.”
“We gave the Pilot Sport IV SUV a premium touch design of 91% elegant black finishing to equip the SUV with a sporty appeal. The tyre is also optimized for superior riding comfort and minimal noise to provide our customers with an enhanced driving pleasure like no other,” he added
The new Michelin Pilot Sport IV SUV with rim protector isnow available at Michelin’s dealership’s TyrePlus outlets and all Michelin authorized dealers in the country. There are 39 sizes, ranging from 17- to 23-inch diameters.