Homologated tyres are those that have been approved directly via a manufacturer. These tyres are ones that have met the standards and regulatory requirements of the manufacturer.
The energy lost when a tyre is in motion is known as 'rolling resistance'. This has a direct impact on fuel consumption.
A tyre's rolling resistance score ranges from A to G. Over the life of the tyre, fitting an A rated tyre could save you up to 6 litres of fuel when compared to a G rated tyre.
A tyre's wet grip capacity is expressed in Grades from A to G.
The difference in braking distances between each grade is roughly 3m - an average car length. This makes average stopping distance between an A and G rated tyre 18m. That's 4 car lengths.
The exterior noise grade of a tyre is expressed in decibels - accompanied by one, two or three sound waves, with one wave being the best noise level performance.
To achieve the best grade, a tyre’s noise level must be at least 3dB under the legal limit set by the EU.
The CrossClimate+ has been designed to offer great performance in every weather condition. In summer, it brakes on dry roads like a summer tyre, but also provides excellent grip on wet roads and has been approved for use in snow.
What’s behind it?
Innovative compound: The grip-maximizing compound provides flexibility to enable indentation in the ground, whatever the temperature.
Tread blocks: The rigid and bevel-edged tread blocks improve dry braking performance.
Tread pattern: The unique V-shaped tread pattern maximizes the clawing effect on snow, and the high rigidity of the tread pattern optimizes the longevity performance.
High-Performing sipes: The 3D sipes are full-depth for long-lasting mobility on snow and self-locking for effective dry grip. As the tyre wears, emerging grooves open to deliver long-lasting traction on snowy roads.