KUALA LUMPUR, 25 July – MICHELIN, the world’s leading tyre company, has recently unveiled the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 SUV for high performance, premium Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV). The MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 SUV is developed for excellent longevity, remarkable braking performance, dynamic handling and a comfortable driving experience.
Managing Director of MICHELIN Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei, Mr. Pascal Nouvellon said, “The MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 SUV completes our well-established Pilot Sport family with the latest motorsport technologies and intelligent enhancements to provide unlimited driving pleasure in total safety. The new tyres feature an improved tread pattern and a new tyre compound for better grip and wet braking – staying true to the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 SUV tagline, “Out there, you are always in control.”
Developed with a new compound that incorporates innovative functional elastomers and thin silica, the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 SUV places first in a wet handling test held against other premium tyre brands. It took up to 5.06 seconds faster to complete the 1,050 metres track than its competitors*. The MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 SUV also places first in dry braking with a recorded distance of up to 2.7 metres shorter than competitors**. On wet roads, it brakes up to 4.9 metres shorter when new and up to 8.5 metres shorter when worn, against competitors**.
The MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 SUV sports a new asymmetrical groove design that rigidifies the tread pattern and provides excellent grip during dynamic cornering. A hybrid belt made of aramid and nylon also provides dynamic steering responsiveness and driving precision with the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 SUV.
Offering excellent longevity of up to 13,000 kilometres more than other premium tyre brands***, the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 SUV boasts an intelligent design that incorporates rigid tread blocks and a high-density double casing ply for increased robustness against road shock damages – giving the driver confidence and safety on the road.
“We gave the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 SUV a premium touch design of 91% elegant black finishing to equip the SUV with a sporty appeal. The MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 SUV is also optimized for superior riding comfort and minimal noise to provide our customers with an enhanced driving pleasure like no other,” said Pascal.
The new MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 SUV is now available at TYREPLUS and all Michelin authorised dealers across the nation in 39 sizes, for rims of 17- to 23-inch diameters. Rim protectors are also available on all dimensions. For more information, please visit www.michelin.com.my.
* External test conducted by TUV SUD product service, on Michelin’s request, in August 2018, on dimension 235/60 R 18 on Audi Q5 2.0 TDI on a 1,050m long track.
** External tests conducted by TUV SUD product service, on Michelin’s request, in August and September 2018, on dimension 235/60 R 18 on Audi Q5 2.0 TDI comparing NEW and WORN MICHELIN PILOT SPORT 4 SUV versus six other brands of tyres. Worn means worn on machine (buffed) to the depth of Trad Wear Indicator according to the European regulation for Tread Wear Indicator ECE R30r03f.
*** External longevity test conducted by DEKRA TEST CENTER, on Michelin’s request, in August and September 2018, on dimension 235/60 R 18 on Hyundai Santa Fe CRDi comparing MICHELIN PILOT SPORT 4 SUV versus six other brands of tyres. Longevity test run in average real usage (D50) with 10,000 km run and extrapolated longevity to 1.6mm.