GREENVILLE, S.C., May 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelin won all three tire categories in Car Talk's 2021 Golden Wrench Awards: Best Tire Brand, Best All-Season Tire and Best High-Performance Tire.
Car Talk, an iconic NPR staple, has been a source of news and entertainment for automotive enthusiasts for decades. The inaugural Golden Wrench awards were based on data including:
Independent third-party evaluations
Nationwide survey of more than 800 mechanics
The input of those who work with vehicles and tires every day along with key data, landed Michelin top overall tire brand honors.
The MICHELIN® CrossClimate2® was recognized as the Best All-Season Tire of 2021. Launched in 2020, the CrossClimate2 has been racking up accolades in its first few months. The tire's ability to meet key consumer needs without having to make the compromises other all-season tires make has caught the attention of drivers and automotive media.
The MICHELIN® Pilot® 4 S was named Best High-Performance Tire of 2021. The tire is original equipment on many of the most popular high-performance sports cars, and it's chosen as an upgrade by drivers looking for exceptional steering precision, directional stability and maximum grip on wet and dry roads.
"Car Talk is a trusted source of information for people who are passionate about driving," said Michelin brand director Matthew Cabe. "I'm proud to see not only Michelin as a brand honored, but also that two of our most significant products were recognized for the value and performance they bring drivers."
About Michelin North America, Inc. Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its customers' mobility, and sustainably; designing and distributing the most innovative tires, services and solutions for its customers' needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,000 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com)