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The new Michelin X Multi Z 2 is now available in two more new dimensions: 295/80R22.5 and 12R22.5.
Michelin is introducing new size offerings for the Michelin X Multi Z 2 – the latest addition to Michelin’s best-selling range in the East Asia and Australia region. Packed with the latest revolutionary technologies, this all-position tyre fitment for regional and highway operations continues to offer market-leading longevity and improved performance – one year since its debut.
Michelin Malaysia’s Commercial Director for B2B, Muhammad Arya Subrata said, “We are proud to bring in new additions to the line-up of sizes offered by the Michelin X Multi Z 2 range. The truck tyre market is an important segment that bolsters economic activities for the nation, and is more crucial now than ever, as we go into yet another movement control order in Malaysia. Thanks to the three core revolutionary technologies, the Michelin X Multi Z 2 brings to our target customers uncompromised safety performance and helps meet their delivery timing and efficiency – thus, leading to increased productivity and improved cost-effectiveness for their businesses.”
Three major breakthrough technologies that have been introduced via the development of the Michelin X Multi Z 2. The first, Regenion, involves differently shaped grooves that ensure minimal tread deformation, helps to lower rolling resistance and leads to less fuel consumption. With the ground-breaking 3D metal printing techniques, the longitudinal grooves regenerate as the tyre wears, to deliver a high level of grip and traction throughout its lifecycle in all weather conditions. This directly leads to a lower wear rate – thus, providing greater longevity by more than 20 per cent, compared to its predecessor Michelin X Multi Z.
Infinicoil is the second technology breakthrough, which involves reinforced tread plies with a continuously wound steel wire of up to 400 metres long, depending on the tyre size, inside the casing. The high tensile steel wire increases tyre strength, which optimises the ground contact patch and delivers high mileage potential. This technology provides greater stability throughout the tyre’s lifetime, helping to reduce the risk of sudden pressure loss for better vehicle control, extending the mobility of the tyre even when punctured, and improving uneven wear as it flattens the contact patch. These factors directly contribute to longer mileage and less unexpected breakdown incidences, while HT Nylon, the third technological breakthrough is a product designed to strengthen bead endurance helps not only reduce tyre damage linked to long-distance, high-speed usage, as well as continuous usage cycles by 10 per cent but also increases retreadability.
“I am convinced that the new Michelin X Multi Z 2 shall create a buzz around the truck tyre markets across the region with its exceptionally high performance and value to fleet customers,” concluded Muhammad Arya.
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