Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Michelin's New Budget-Friendly Tire Promises Shorter Braking Distances Even When Worn


Targeting young and budget-friendly consumers looking for tires with safety and performance that last, Michelin Philippines unveiled the Energy XM2+, a tire made for small and mid-sized passenger cars.

The Michelin Energy XM2+ outperforms the previous generation tire, particularly in wet braking. Moreover, it keeps its braking performance throughout its useful life.

Michael Nunag, Michelin Chief Representative to the Philippines revealed: “The Michelin Energy XM2+ improves, in various aspects, on its predecessor, the Michelin Energy XM2, which has been a leading mass-market tire for eight consecutive years. Its performance is made to last, keeping consumers safe and confident on the road, time after time.”

The Michelin Energy XM2+ is made with a new full-silica rubber compound (hence the “+” sign) that shortens wet braking distances by 1.5 meters when new, and by 2.6 meters when worn compared to the averages of other premium tire manufacturers in an 80 km/h to 0 km/h test.

The test was conducted by TUV Rheinland Thailand Ltd (an independent 3rd party), on Michelin’s request using the 205/55 R 16 fitment. The Michelin Energy XM2+ was compared to four other tire brands. For its worn braking test, 2 mm remaining tread depth was used as standard.

Aside from better braking performance, the Michelin Energy XM2+ is found to be longer lasting, besting five other premium tire manufacturers by up to 25 percent. It also maintains the Green “X” marking of its predecessor, indicating its nature as a low-rolling resistance tire.

The Michelin Energy XM2+ is available as an OE fitment for tires sized 14-16. Michelin says it is perfect for the following vehicles:
  • Honda Brio
  • Honda City
  • Honda Jazz
  • Honda BR-V
  • Honda Mobilio
  • Honda Civic
  • Toyota Wigo
  • Toyota Vios
  • Toyota Yaris
  • Toyota Corolla Altis
  • Toyota Avanza
  • Toyota Innova
  • Mitsubishi Mirage 
  • Mitsubishi Mirage G4
  • Mitsubishi Lancer EX
  • Mitsubishi Xpander
  • Hyundai i10
  • Hyundai Accent
  • Hyundai Elantra
  • Suzuki Celerio
  • Suzuki Swift
  • Suzuki Ertiga
  • Nissan Almera
  • Nissan Altima
  • Nissan Juke
  • Mazda2 

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