Michelin launches SmartWay® regional steer tire

February 18, 2014

MICHELIN(®) X(®) Multi(TM) Energy Z offers Smartway® fuel efficiency, long tread life and
durability in regional and emerging super regional applications

LAVAL, QC, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – Michelin Americas Truck Tires a
division of Michelin North America, Inc. announced the launch of its
new MICHELIN(®) X(®) Multi(TM) Energy Z, a regional steer tire that meets U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay(®) verified requirements. With a 15 per cent reduction in rolling
resistance, the tire delivers industry leading fuel efficiency, as well
as excellent longevity and a high degree of overall durability ((1, 2)). The MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z will be available March 1 for fleets in
the United States and Canada.

“Michelin is excited to again offer a no compromise truck tire solution
this time for regional steer tires. The new MICHELIN X Multi Energy
Z offers the industry’s best combination of fuel savings and mileage in
a regional application.” said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing
for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “When combined with the MICHELIN(®) X(®) Multi(TM) Energy D drive tire, the MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z provides a
complete SmartWay regional solution.”

Additionally, the X Multi Energy Z is ideal for the emerging super
regional trucking application, which requires a tire that can withstand
both irregular wear and scrub. The super regional application is
emerging due to changing logistical and transportation patterns.

The MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z tire is engineered with a dual compound
tread and a new energy casing that provides low rolling resistance and
long tread life. Outstanding handling is delivered by inter-locking
Matrix(TM) sipes. Casing life is extended by curb guards and a
rectangular bead bundle. The MICHELIN X( )Multi Energy Z tire is available in three sizes: 11R22.5 LRG, 11R22.5
LRH and 275/80R22.5 LRH.

    1 Based on industry standard rolling resistance testing of comparable
      steer tires.  Actual results may vary, and may be impacted by many
      factors, to include road conditions, weather & environment, driver
      performance, etc.

    2 Compared to the MICHELIN® XZE®2 tire.




About Michelin

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs,
manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including
airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment,
heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel
guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases.
Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America, Inc. (www.michelin-us.com) employs more than 22,000 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in
16 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. To learn more about truck
tires, visit www.michelintruck.com.

SOURCE Michelin Canada

Source: PR Newswire

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