Apollo Tyres introduced three new products in India. The company launched the Apterra HT2 for the 4×4 and SUV segment while the ActiZip F2 and ActiZip R3 tubeless tyres are designed for motorcycles. Developed jointly by the company’s Global R&D centres in Chennai, India and Enschede, the Netherlands, these tyres were introduced in multiple cities across the country.
The Apollo Apterra HT2 tyres would initially be available in 6 sizes. With this introduction, the company is targeting at increasing its share in the 300,000 per month SUV tyre market in the country. The Apterra HT2 complements the company’s existing Apterra range of tyres and now covers almost the entire spectrum of SUVs.
Available in T, H and V speed index, the Apterra HT2 tyres, according to the company, have a superb life with lower tyre noise, and provide good comfort due to the contour of the tyre. Stiffer ribs improve the breaking on dry surfaces and wider circumferential grooves improve breaking on wet surfaces, thereby ensuring safety at high speeds. The wear resistant tread compound provides superior mileage. The Apollo Apterra HT2 is targeted towards the SUVs like Pajero Sports, Prado, Fortuner, Santa Fe, XC60, Scorpio, Safari, Hexa, TUV 300 and Bolero.
Coming to the two-wheeler segment, the Apollo ActiZip F2 tubeless tyres for front fitment would now be available in two new sizes, where as Apollo ActiZip R3 tubeless tyres for rear fitment would now be available in three new sizes. With the introduction of these new sizes, Apollo’s two-wheeler range now covers nearly 90% of the market.
According to the company, the directional pattern Apollo ActiZip F2 and R3 tyres are capable of excellent dry and wet braking besides having very high levels of cornering stability, which becomes essential in Indian driving conditions. Designed with primary focus on grip, safety and comfort, these tyres are robust with optimally oriented tread blocks and grooves for ultimate grip and high speed cornering performance. Made with new age polymers-based high mileage tread compound, these tubeless tyres have stress free casing structure with extra protection at tread and bead area.