GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelin announced today that it is expanding the MICHELIN® DEFENDER® LTX® M/S tire line with more than 30 new tire sizes, extending the DEFENDER® promise to deliver category-leading durable tread life to even more light trucks and SUVS. The tire is now available for nearly 75 percent of the light-truck vehicles on the road today.
Released last summer, the DEFENDER® LTX® M/S with EverTread® combines durable tread life and all-weather traction in a single tire that is designed to better meet the higher-torque demands of modern light trucks and SUVs. With the EverTread® compound, the DEFENDER® LTX® M/S tire lasts 10 percent longer in severe conditions than its predecessor.1
The DEFENDER® LTX® M/S combines stronger, advanced tread compounds that hold up in tougher conditions even longer and deliver improved gravel wear, all-season confidence and better fuel efficiency. The result is prolonged safety and performance for vehicle owners in a range of tough conditions.
"The expansion of the Michelin Defender® LTX® M/S with EverTread® gives light truck and SUV drivers more options for tire durability and longevity without sacrificing safety and performance," said Stephen Peters, marketing manager for Michelin North America's light-truck tire and recreation division. "Along with shorter wet-stopping distances and improved snow traction for superior handling across conditions, the lower rolling resistance of the Defender® LTX M/S® will also provide drivers with increased fuel economy over the life of the tire."
DEFENDER® LTX® M/S tires are offered with a 50,000- to 70,000-mile warranty. The DEFENDER® LTX® M/S is now available to consumers through more than 10,000 authorized dealer locations across North America. The tire is offered in 71 sizes that range from 15-inch to 22-inch rim diameters at a starting retail price of $154.
For more information on the DEFENDER® LTX® M/S, including a full list of available sizes, visit www.michelinman.com/defenderltxms.
About Michelin North America
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 has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. Since 1989, Michelin has received 80 J.D. Power tire customer satisfaction awards—five times the number of all other tire manufacturers combined. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.
1 Based on third-party treadwear tests using the MICHELIN® DEFENDER® LTX® M/S tire versus the MICHELIN® LTX® M/S2 tire using size LT265/70R17 121/118R tires. Actual on-road results may vary.
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