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Apollo Tyres have introduced a new age comfortable and eco-friendly tyre, which is BS-VI compliant and electric vehicle ready.
The company said, these low rolling resistance coefficient (RRc) tyres comes with superior comfort and silent ride without compromising on the tyre wear life.
Apollo Amazer XP has been designed and developed with learnings of two Global Research &Development (R&D) Centres -- in Enschede, the Netherlands and in Chennai, India -- and a cross-functional team comprising members from R&D, Manufacturing, Service, Business Quality and Marketing has made it to the delivery. These new tyres are being produced at the company’s state-of-the-art unit in Oragadam, Tamil Nadu and Limda, Gujarat.
The company said that the new tyre come with best in class rolling resistance coefficient and has been thoroughly tested before being introduced, and has already gained OE approval for the likes of Tata Tigor EV, Renault Kwid, Hyundai Grand i10, Datsun Go & Go+.
The Apollo Amazer XP tyres have been developed using low rolling resistance compound for better fuel efficiency. The helical placement of sipes, provides the added edge to the tyres, for a smooth interaction with the road, thereby ensuring improved comfort. The trumpet groove design on the shoulders promises a low tread pattern noise and a silent cabin.
Commenting on the launch, Satish Sharma, President, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA), Apollo Tyres Ltd said “The Apollo Amazer XP tyres are the new-age fuel efficient tyres for the electric age, which is BSVI ready. This eco-friendly tyre is another small contribution from us towards a greener and sustainable future. The number of OE fitment approvals that we have received within a short span of time for these tyres, is a testimony to the superb performance one can expect from these tyres. We are already looking at dominating the passenger EV space in India with these tyres.”
Apollo has introduced the tyre in seven sizes during the launch and said that five more sizes would be introduced in Phase 2. The sizes being released including 145/80 R12 for Alto, 155/16 R14 for WagonR and Stingray, 165/70 R14 for Kwid, Datsun, Celerio, Go, Go+, Micra, 165/80 R14 for Swift and Altroz, 175/65 R14 for Tigor, Bolt, Zest, Amaze, Etios and Brio, 185/65 R14 for i20 and Old Verna as well as 185/70 R14 for Swift, Old DZire and Verito.
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