Apollo Tyres, one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, has just launched three new tyres, one for cars, and two others meant for motorcycles. The company introduced the Apollo Apterra HT2 for teh 4×4 and SUV segments that are currently in a growth spell. They launched the tubeless tyres, actiZip R3 and the actiZip F2 for motorcycles. These were created as a joint effort of Apollo’s Global R&D centres located in Enschede in the Netherlands and Chennai in India. The new range has been introduced in multiple cities across the nation in the presence of some of Apollo’s leading business partners.
Initially, the Apollo Apterra HT2 tyres would be offered in six different sizes. This venture is a foray into the 300.000 per month SUV tyre market in India, meant to increase the company’s share. The HT2 complements the original Apollo Apterra range of tyres, which now pretty much covers the entire SUV spectrum, leaving a few.
The Apollo Apterra HT2 tyres are available in T, H and V speed index, and have a superb life with lower tyre noise. They provide good comfort because of the contour of the tyre. The inclusion of stiffer ribs improves the breaking on dry surfaces, with wider circumferential grooves working on the breaking on wet surfaces, which ultimately ensures safety of the driver at high speeds. The tyres have a special wear resistant compound which provide superior mileage. The Apterra HT2 is made specifically for SUVs such as the Prado, Santa Fe, Fortuner, Pajero Sports, Scorpio, Safari, TUV 300 , Hexa, Bolero, and the XC60.
The actiZip F2 tubeless tyres will be produced in two new sizes, with the rear fitment actiZip R3 tubeless tyres being produced in three new sizes. The tyres are created with a new age polymer based high mileage tread compound, and are formed with a stress-free casing structure, that provides extra protection at the bead and tread area. With the new sizes being introduced, the company’s range now covers around 90% of the two-wheeler market.