Michelin Americas Truck Tires has introduced the Michelin X Multi D, a regional position tire, for use in less-than-truckload, pick-up and delivery, food and beverage, and other demanding vocational segments.
Michelin is bringing this tire to market to serve the demanding needs of regional fleets, specifically those with 4x2 and 6x2 configurations. The tire is available in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in 11R22.5 size in load ranges G and H, and 11R24.5 size in load range H, with additional sizes to follow in the coming months.
The X Multi D tire is designed with a regenerating tread that provides water evacuation and traction over the life of the tire, while full-depth Matrix siping allows for a biting grip as the tread wears. The tire features co-extruded, scrub-resistant rubber for first class mileage and cooler running rubber to help minimize heat build-up and improve casing life.
“This next-generation regional drive tire offers first-class performance and is designed to excel in high torque applications and delivers all the key performance benefits needed in a regional tire — traction, high removal mileage and scrub resistance — with no trade-offs,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “With an aggressive open-shoulder design that contributes to outstanding water evacuation for an optimized contact patch in all-weather conditions, the new Michelin X Multi D delivers the maximum tread life, traction and casing durability fleets demand.”
The X Multi D features a pass-through open shoulder that allows quick evacuation of water, mud, and slush from beneath the tread surface area, and the edges of the tread allows the tire to grip onto surfaces in difficult conditions, such as snow.
Michelin says the X Multi D tire can achieve 65% better mileage than the Michelin XDE M/S tire. The sidewall also features TW6 OzoneShield technology for increased protection against weathering.