Posted on February 28, 2016

MICHELIN Launches Latest Version of its Industry-Leading Line-Haul Steer Tire


MICHELIN X Line Energy Z guarantees 20 percent more mileage
than leading competitors(1)

GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 28, 2016 — Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., is launching the MICHELIN® X® LineTM Energy Z for line-haul steer applications. The SmartWay®-verified tire is guaranteed to deliver 20 percent more mileage than leading competitor line-haul steer tires(1), while also delivering 5 percent better rolling resistance than the MICHELIN® XZA3®+ tire it replaces(2).  It features a new, ultra-fuel-efficient casing, so the improvement in rolling resistance follows the tire throughout its life — from new to retread.

"Michelin is known for providing industry-leading mileage and even wear.  The MICHELIN X Line Energy Z continues that evolution, while also increasing fuel efficiency, so fleets get the best of both worlds.” said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires.  “Allowing fleets to get the most out of their line-haul steer tires is what the new MICHELIN X Line Energy Z tire is all about.”

The MICHELIN X Line Energy Z features a patented dual-energy compound tread. The top layer controls tread stiffness and stress to reduce irregular wear. Decoupling grooves and directional miniature sipes promote even tire wear.The bottom layer provides ultra-fuel efficiency and retreadability to minimize internal casing temperatures for low rolling resistance and extended casing life. 

Providing maximum retreadability and a casing designed for endurance, the MICHELIN X Line Energy Z comes with the 7/7/3 manufacturer’s limited casing warranty(3). This includes coverage against defects in workmanship and materials for 700,000 miles, seven years or three retreads from the date of manufacture when retreaded by an authorized Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) dealer. The tire is available March 1 in 11R22.5, 275/80R22.5, 11R24.5 and 275/80R24.5 sizes in both G and H load ranges.

The MICHELIN X Line Energy Z steer tire can be combined with the following tires to offer a complete SmartWay line-haul solution — bringing excellent mileage, even wear and fuel efficiency to every axle:

  • Dual Applications — MICHELIN X Line Energy Z steer tire, MICHELIN X Line Energy D drive tire and MICHELIN X Line Energy T trailer tire.
  • Wide Base Applications — MICHELIN X Line Energy Z steer tire, MICHELIN X One Line Energy D drive tire and MICHELIN X One Line Energy T trailer tire.
  1. See MichelinTruck.com/XLineEnergyZ for details.
  2. Based on internal rolling resistance tests using ISO28580 in tire size 27580R22.5.
  3. See limited warranty for details.
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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