Michelin tyres to be fitted to Porsche Macan

Michelin tyres to be fitted to Porsche Macan 12th February 2014

The new Porsche Macan SUV model from the German manufacturer will be fitted with a range of Michelin tyres as standard.

Michelin's recently launched Latitude Sport 3 summer tyre, Latitude Alpin 2 for winter driving conditions and the Latitude Tour HP pattern have all been approved for use with the new model.

Michael Haupt, lead engineer at Porsche AG, said that the car maker sets very high standards for its OE suppliers. Engineers at Porsche and Michelin have worked tirelessly alongside test drivers to ensure the performance of the tyres match the high expectations for the new Macan SUV.

He added: "Michelin was the first manufacturer to have its tyres homologated for the Macan, and at this moment is the only tyre manufacturer to have every type of tyre validated for the car. This is testament to the quality of the company's products and highlights the importance it places on research and development."

The Michelin Latitude Sport 3 is the latest pattern in the firm's on-road SUV tyres and has been designed to convey an image of power and control, while meeting the requirements of Porsche by offering optimal safety and handling, and reducing rolling resistance.

Michelin's Latitude Alpin 2 pattern has been approved for use in difficult winter driving conditions. According to the tyre manufacturer, the tyre offers enhanced mobility, control and handling year after year when they are fitted to the Macan in winter conditions.

The Latitude Tour HP range is an all-season tyre that again offers high levels of safety, handling and comfort for drivers of the new Porsche vehicle. This tyre will be fitted as original equipment to cars marketed in certain regions, such as the US, and can be ordered as an optional fitment elsewhere.

Each of the approved tyres for the Macan reflects Michelin's Total Performance strategy, which has innovation and cutting-edge technology at its forefront. The theory behind the strategy is to ensure new technology is used to enhance safety, longevity, provide fuel savings to drivers as well as boosting driver enjoyment.

Posted by Danielle Barge