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Posted on October 03, 2022

Michelin Hits the Streets with Latest Urban and Regional Tire

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MICHELIN® Agilis® HD Z 19.5 tire provides up to 34% more miles than leading competitors[1]

  • Agilis product lineup offers fleets with light and medium duty vehicles durable, long-lasting tires optimized for the stresses of urban and regional environments
  • Solid shoulders help resist tearing and accelerated wear in high-scrub situations
  • Miniature groove-wall sipes help provide traction and more even wear

GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 3, 2022 — Contributing to sustainable mobility with longer tread life for urban and regional transportation, the Michelin® Agilis HD Z 19.5 tire rolls the competition.

The Agilis HD Z 19.5 tire will replace the Michelin XZE tire in the two current 19.5” sizes (225/70R19.5 LRG and 245/70R19.5 LRH) in October. Offering exceptional durability, mileage and wet traction for high-stress urban and regional commercial applications, the Agilis HD Z 19.5 tire delivers the same great performance of the Michelin XZE tire with improved rolling resistance.[2]

Featuring a customized, five-rib, zigzag tread that combines excellent water evacuation with an aggressive pattern, the long-lasting tread life of the Agilis HD Z 19.5 tire helps drivers maintain confidence over the life of the tire.

“Urban and regional drivers rely heavily on their tires for performance. Having vehicles down can cost owners and fleet managers thousands of dollars a day in lost deliveries,” said Jaye Young, B2B onroad marketing director for Michelin North America. “The new Michelin Agilis HD Z 19.5 tire is the natural evolution of our already best-selling Michelin XZE brand, offering 34% more miles, better wet grip, and lower rolling resistence than the leading competitors.[3] This makes the Agilis HD Z tire a tremendous investment for owners and managers looking to get the most out of their tires and maximize their investment.”

 How it works:

  • Groove-bottom protectors – help deliver additional defense against stone drilling.
  • Variable-pitch groove walls – help prevent stones from lodging in the tread, to extend casing life and improve retreadability.
  • Full-width protector ply – helps protect the working plies from bruising and penetrations, lowering downtime.  
  • Curb guards – provides sidewall and shoulder protection.


[1] Based on a treadwear test using tires in size 225/70 R19.5 LRG on a RAM® 4500 versus the CONTINENTAL® HSR+™, BRIDGESTONE® R238™, and GOODYEAR® G647 RSS®.Actual on-road results may vary.

[2] Based on internal wet braking test at 60 mph (97 kph) using size 225/70R19.5 on asphalt measuring peak Mu, versus the Continental® HSR+™ tire, Bridgestone® R238™ tire, and Goodyear® G647 RSS® tire. Actual on-road results may vary.

[3] Based on industry standard rolling resistance testing in tire size 225/70R19.5 LRG versus the Continental® HSR+™ tire, Bridgestone® R238™ tire, and Goodyear® G647 RSS® tire. Actual results may vary, and may be impacted by many factors, to include road conditions, weather and environment, driver performance, etc.

Designed with reliability in mind to drive business and conquer the toughest road conditions. The Agilis HD Z 19.5 tire launches in October 2022.

About Michelin North America Inc.

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services, and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps, and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries – from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada.  (michelinman.com)

 

 

For more information, contact:

David Finleyson

B2B Public Relations Manager

david.finleyson@michelin.com  

 

 

 

 

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About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com