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New Winter Tire Launched by Uniroyal

Canada: The French tire maker, Michelin unveiled the new Tiger Paw tire designed for wet, icy and snowy conditions. The newly launched tires have 3-D interlocking shoulder sipes and winter compounds with high silica content. All these features, installed in tire, will be offered at comparatively lower prices. In addition to that, these tires have wide lateral grooves and silica filled compound deployed in it. This silica filled compound in these tires helps in better performance in low & chilling temperatures which in turn offers grip on snowy roads.

The Tiger Paw tire is being offered in 24 varied sizes with the rim diameter ranging from 13 to 19 inches. Moreover, the company also plans to launch 11 sizes by the 2017 end.

“The Uniroyal Tiger Paw Ice & Snow 3 gives value consumers exactly what they’ve been looking for in a winter tire — smart technology that is budget wise, plus dependable performance in all winter conditions, ranging from rain to ice and snow,”

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, “Canada Tyre Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020” large vehicle fleet and growing hybrid vehicle sales would be few factors driving the Canadian tire market over the coming years. Passenger car tire market is the dominant segment followed by the commercial vehicle tire segment and two-wheelers tire segment in the country’s tire market. Further, the replacement tire segment leads OEM tire segment by huge margins and it is anticipated that this trend will continue over the approaching period.

TechSci Research believes that, by launching the new series of tires, the company would able to offer consumers a better product portfolio as per their needs in snowy weather. Consequent to which, it is expected that sale of Michelin’s new winter tires in Canada would rise in coming years, thereby tapping the share of company in Canada tire market.

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