‘MICHELIN X multi z 2’ ready to rock the truck tyre market in Asia

Michelin, the world’s leading tyre company, moves further into the truck tyre market with its launch of the MICHELIN X MULTI Z 2 – the latest addition to Michelin’s best-selling range in the East Asia and Australia region. Packed with latest revolutionary technologies, this all-position tyre fitment for Regional and Highway operations offers market-leading longevity and improved performance that matters, which are key benefits for fleet operators.

Michelin Malaysia’s Commercial Director for B2B, Mr. Muhammad Arya Subrata said, “Thanks to the three core revolutionary technologies, the MICHELIN X MULTI Z 2 brings to our targeted customers uncompromised safety performance and helps meet their delivery timing and efficiency – thus, leading to increased productivity and improved cost-effectiveness for their businesses.”

The three major breakthrough technologies featured in MICHELIN X MULTI Z 2 are: REGENION, INFINICOIL and HT NYLON.

REGENION is Michelin technology of differently shaped grooves that ensure minimal tread deformation, which lowers 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, and lower wear rate – thus, providing greater longevity by more than 20% compared to its predecessor MICHELIN X MULTI Z [1)

INFINICOIL increases the robustness of the tyres. It’s a technology of reinforced tread plies with a continuously wound steel wire of up to 400 meters long, depending on tyre size, inside the casing. The high tensile steel wire increases tyre strength and thus optimizes the ground contact patch and delivers high mileage potential. This technology provides greater stability throughout the tyre’s lifetime, helps reduce risk of sudden pressure loss for better vehicle control, extends mobility even when punctured, and improves uneven wear as it flattens the contact patch – thus, contributing to longer mileage and less unexpected breakdown incidences

HT NYLON strengthened bead endurance that not only helps reduce tyre damage linked to long-distance/high-speed usage and continuous usage cycle by 10% [2], but also increase retreadability.

“I am convinced that the new MICHELIN X MULTI Z 2 shall stir the truck tyre markets across the region with its exceptional high performance and value to fleet customers,” concluded Mr. Muhammad Arya Subrata.

In Malaysia, the new MICHELIN X MULTI Z 2 is now available in dimensions 11R22.5 at Michelin’s authorized truck tyre dealers across the nation. For more information, please visit www.michelin.com.my.

[1) Based on internal Michelin mileage tests conducted with various Fleets within Thailand. Tire fitment started Feb-2017 to Dec-2017 and ended within Q1 2019. Tests conducted between MICHELIN X Multi Z2 (Test Tyre Code: M327) 295/80 R22.5 TL152/148M and MICHELIN X Multi Z 295/80 R22.5 TL 152/149M, under nominal conditions.

[2] Based on internal Michelin tests conducted between 2 MICHELIN truck tyre products - one with HT Nylon and one without HT Nylon. Tests conducted in Ladoux, France on January 21, 2014 and February 15, 2014 on dimensions 11R22.5 TL 148/145L based on nominal conditions.