Apollo Tyres has been busy working on expanding its footprint in Europe over the last one year. Starting with a dedicated R&D Centre for passenger vehicle tyres in the Netherlands, to new product launches aimed at enhancing its portfolio to match customer needs and expectations, the company is working hard to establish a footholdin the challenging European market. The Apollo Tyres’ pavillion in Hall 1 Stall 1230 of the ongoing Geneva Motor Show saw the launch of two new products, Apollo Alnac 4G and Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R.
Apollo Alnac 4G is specially designed for compact and mid-size car segments, which will be available in V and H speed ratings. This tyre is the second 4th Generation product by Apollo. Last year at the Geneva Motor Show, Apollo introduced Aspire 4G, which has been selling in decent numbers.
The Apollo Alnac 4G is a summer tyre with an asymmetrical tread pattern that performs well in all weather conditions. The Alnac 4G’s high silica compound optimises grip on wet roads. A central rib with extra grooves gives additional flexibility, reducing the tyre’s rolling resistance and providing for an exceptionally even pressure distribution. The tyre has excellent label values for all the 29 sizes being launched in Phase 1. A wet grip label of B, rolling resistance of C and noise at 69 db with 2 waves, makes it an excellent option for the consumer.
Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R is the latest ultra high performance tyre from Apollo Vredestein, with an increased focus on grip and sportiness, all within a distinctive size range. The new tyre has been developed in close cooperation with the Italian design house, Giugiaro. Its tread is sleek asymmetrical, with carbon accents on the sidewall and the tread creating a unique design. The Ultrac Vorti R has a Y speed rating, making it well suited for speeds above 186 mph. The Ultrac Vorti R can do duty on the Porsche 911, Lamborghini Gallardo, Audi R8 and the likes.