Arm yourself for every weather condition
Introducing the MICHELIN CrossClimate tyre with revolutionary performances that keep you safe in every weather condition. It offers the advantages of summer tyres in wet braking, dry braking, longevity, & fuel efficiency, and the advantages of winter tyres in traction and braking for consumers driving in cold or occasional snowy conditions. With the simplicity of only one set of tyres all year long!
And always the acclaimed benefits of MICHELIN Total Performance
The MICHELIN CrossClimate tyre represents the successful fusion of summer and winter technologies to create. MICHELIN’s first-ever summer tyre with winter certification.* MICHELIN CrossClimate is a major new Michelin innovation once again putting MICHELIN Total Performance into practice. MICHELIN CrossClimate is a tyre with revolutionary performances that keep you safe in every weather condition, thanks to the successful fusion of summer and winter technologies.
MICHELIN’s first-ever summer tyre with winter certification(1) thanks to the fusion of:
Intelligent new MIX of compounds
- EXCELLENT GRIP IN EVERY WEATHER CONDITON
- ‘A’ wet braking level
- Optimized fuel consumption
Combination of a unique V-shaped tread pattern with new higher- performing sipes
- Excellent dry performancel
- Strong snow traction
- Maintained tyre longevity
Innovative association of bevel-edged tread blocks with the higher- performing sipes
- Effective dry braking
- Great snow performance
(1)3PMSF (3 Peak Mountain Snow Flake, winter approval)
* For a majority of dimensions. Grading by dimension available by May
** Grading by dimension available by May
Lasts 6 430 km longer than its competitors in average (1)
(1) Tests results conducted by DEKRA TEST CENTER at the request of Michelin, in 2015, on size 205/55 R 16. Gap between average kilometers for MICHELIN CrossClimate vs GOODYEAR Vector 4Seasons Gen-2, PIRELLI Cinturato All Season, HANKOOK Kinergy 4S, VREDESTEIN Quatrac 5, NOKIAN Weatherproof.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm.
This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow.
Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.