ZC Rubber to Supply OE Tyres for the New Changan EV Model


Zhongce Rubber Group will equip Changan Automobile's first strategic EV model C385 with SU318a, an all-season touring tyre designed for crossover or SUV.

EV Model C385 with SU318a for Changan's New EV Model 

Model Type C385 is Changan's first strategic model in the field of electric vehicles. It focuses on high-end positioning and has high requirements for the fuel economy, comfort, handling, and other performance of the OE tyres. ZC Rubber is pleased to be the first OE supplier, as it shows their products are extremely competitive in the EV segment.

ZC Rubber's SU318a is an all-season tyre specially designed for drivers looking for enhanced traction, improved handling, and comfort, thus supporting the excellent dynamics and comfort of Changan's new EV model. The SU318a features an advanced CAD-designed block to successfully lower the road noise level for a quiet and comfortable ride in all weather. Its innovative M+S design promotes good all-season traction, with serrated siping and four circumferential grooves promoting water evacuation to deliver decent levels of grip and handling for reliable, year-long performance.

Another distinctive advantage of the tyre is its reduced rolling resistance and better fuel economy provided by the special silica tech compound. ZC Rubber and Changan Automobile are long-time strategic partners. Besides this OE fitment, additional tyres for Changan's future high-end models are already in development at ZC Rubber, with new technology highlights on board.

About the author

Richard Wilson is a correspondent for The Tyreman. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, Commercial Tyre Business and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

Contact: richardjwilson@btconnect.com

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