With improved grip and braking power on snow and ice, this tire offers increased performance – giving drivers confidence – in winter driving conditions. In addition, the tire features a proprietary Multi-Cell compound from Bridgestone, which removes the thin layer of surface water to improve grip on ice using millions of microscopic pores in the compound. (Photos: Bridgestone, Continental, Blacklion, Hankook, Hercules, Kumho, Laufenn, Pirelli, Uniroyal, Westlake and Yokohama)
Tire manufacturers put the spotlight on their most important products.
TireNews asked all the major tire manufacturers which of their winter tires they’d like to tell our readers about this year, and they responded by sending us the information you’ll find in this Winter Tire Showcase.
Although each manufacturer offers their version of the perfect winter tire, we’re seeing a lot of emphasis this year on tires that can handle a broad range of conditions – from snow to ice to wet to drive pavement.
If you ask us, that’s a tall order. But if you were to ask the average consumer, that’s peace of mind, and that’s what you’re selling.
This tire promises versatility in any winter condition. It has been engineered with an advanced tread compound and structured siping to dramatically improve ice and snow traction, while +Silane additives enhance grip on slippery roads, reducing stopping distances.
This studdable winter passenger tire designed for drivers looking for excellent traction on ice and snow. It has been tested in the harshest conditions and outperformed major brand competitors. The directional tread, with deep snow evacuation grooves and biting edge sipes, balances a smooth quiet ride with aggressive winter traction.
New and improved, this studless winter performance tire boasts an optimized directional pattern design that ensures maximum studless safety on wet and icy roads. It features zigzag traction for improved snow traction with excellent braking and handling on ice allowing you to drive with confidence in extreme winter conditions.
Hercules' exclusive AWC2 compound uses silica and clean oils to provide superior lateral and linear grip at low temperatures while offering outstanding performance in all weather conditions. In addition, advanced siping uses the interaction of wide and narrow sipes to maintain a firm grip on quickly changing winter surface conditions.
This premium high performance winter tire showcases a new tire contour design which provides significant enhancements to wet performance, dry handling, and tread wear. It features a uniform block design which delivers excellent grip and stable cornering for driving in all winter conditions, and the application of the honeycomb 3-dimentional sipes maximize interlocking between tread blocks for improved traction on snowy and icy roads.
This winter tire provides drivers with comfortable and competent driving performance in snowy and icy winter road conditions. An advance tread pattern and special winter rubber compound ensure ultimate performance on snowy and icy winter roads.
This tire promises enhanced on ice performance, improved grip and traction for braking thanks to the dual stud technology. It’s also optimized for variable temperature performance thanks the multi-link compound properties, providing stability even when ice melts to water.
This is an affordable winter tire that provides fiercely dependable performance in all winter conditions – ice, snow and wet. Featuring technology normally found in more expensive tires, like 3-D interlocking shoulder sipes and a high-silica winter compound, it will provide consumers with more winter performance for less.
The studdable V-shaped tread design of the SW606 delivers outstanding traction and braking performance on snow and icy roads, while the stiff shoulder blocks deliver outstanding cornering stability and enhanced grip.
With this tire, advanced technologies combine to deliver confident handling for performance cars and SUVs throughout the winter – rain or shine, snow or slush. With an increased edge effect and all-new compound, the W.drive V905 will keep your car ready to grip the winter roads.