Apollo launches light truck tyre at Reifen 2016
Apollo Vredestein unveiled a new light truck tyre, Apollo Altrust at REIFEN. The Apollo Altrust was launched by Ronny Johnsen, former footballer, Neeraj Kanwar Vice Chairman & Managing Director Apollo Tyres and other company officials.
The new tyre, which is designed with a focus on safety and lifespan, will be sold in Europe.
“A uniform pressure distribution and reinforced curb rib protection will make the Apollo Altrust remarkably durable, while a next-generation tread & base compound and optimised cavity profile will enhance fuel efficiency. The tyre’s more rounded footprint, increased resistance to aquaplaning, and the stiffer tread pattern for stable braking will augment the driver’s safety”, said the company.
Apollo Vredestein’s market leading expertise in both summer and winter tyres has enabled the brand to establish a firm market position with its all-season Quatrac tyres, which were first introduced in 1993. As many as 42 new sizes in the Quatrac 5 tyre will be released during 2016, bringing the total number of specs available in this flagship tyre to 126. Sixteen of the new sizes will have W or Y speed index, and range from 16” to 20″.
The latest generation of Vredestein Quatrac 5 tyres, first launched in 2014, is designed for both passenger cars as well as SUVs (including the Volkswagen Tiguan, Audi Q5 and A4, and Mercedes Benz GLA). This new expansion of the range makes the tyre suitable for the luxury segment cars such as the Mercedes Benz GLE, Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery.