The compact tyre. For compact-class and middle-class vehicles.
The modern mixture/combination of components with a silica portion ensures a clear improvement when applying wet brakes. The CityTech II is a financially attractive tyre that is distinguished by low rolling friction and high mileage. The CityTech II is an economical attractive tyre with low rolling resistance and high mileage.
- New tyre for compact to medium range vehicles
- Great comfort due to low noise level
- Good price-performance ratio
- Viking delivers affordable quality and performance
- Improved protection against aquaplaning
- Fits perfectly for example to Toyota IQ, Peugeot 207 and Skoda Fabia
- Feature: The outer shoulder of the tread consists of closed shoulder blocks combined with a stiff circumferential rib
- Effect: Increased stiffness means very good cornering stability on dry roads and optimum handling in bends and on the straight
- Benefit: Excellent handling characteristics on dry roads
- Feature: The inner shoulder of the tread pattern consists of partially open shoulder blocks (tie bars) and a double block structure in the circumferential rib
- Effect: Optimised block stiffness, combined with good water displacement from the tyre centre outwards
- Benefit: Very good handling in the wet
Water displacement system
- Feature: Lateral groove system in the tread ribs, together with an innovative sipe concept
- Effect: Efficient water dispersion from the centre of the contact patch to the large circumferential grooves, plus additional gripping edges
- Benefit: Increased aquaplaning safety and improved braking in the wet
Lateral groove system in shoulder
- Feature: Consistent width and uniform inclination angle in the shoulder grooves, combined with a slight offset between the inner and outer shoulder
- Effect: Rolling noise is eliminated by the optimised frequency overlay
- Benefit: Reduced noise level and thus optimised driving comfort
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.