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Michelin Expands Its Off-The-Road Tire Range

Michelin expands its range of Off-The-Road (OTR) tire with launch of X Force ZL

France: Michelin, the renowned French Tire Manufacturer, expanded its line of Off-The-Road (OTR) tires, by launching all-new Michelin X Force ZL tire, which have the highest load capacity of almost 3350kg. Michelin X Force ZL is designed for commercial vehicles with gross vehicle weight over 7 tons. The load capacity of the tire is 775kg more than the previous generation tire and 100kg more than the rival’s products.

Michelin also stated that the product is designed with high damage resistance capability and have a 1 mm deep trapezoidal blocks in the shoulder and sidewall structure, which gives additional protection as well as support to the vehicle.

The brand-new Michelin X Force ZL went through various tests for a distance of over 62 miles and met all challenges relating to runflat capabilities, crossing the military Finabel Test protocol.

TechSci Research believes that X Force ZL tire by Michelin is anticipated to gain wide popularity in the OTR tire segment of the country. Moreover, the company has targeted a specific set of consumers by launching a highly competitive product in the region. Eventually, with the growing demand for the company’s OTR tires, the sale of Michelin X Force ZL is projected to grow overtime, thus, influencing the overall France tire market in coming years.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, France Tire Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2021”, tire market in France is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during 2016-2021. The vehicle fleet of the country is dominated by passenger car segment, followed by light commercial vehicles segment. Consequently, passenger car tire segment dominated the country’s tire market in 2015 and the segment is anticipated to continue its dominance during the forecast period as well. In 2015, Northern France accounted for the largest share in the country’s tire market. Additionally, leading global tire companies operating in France include Michelin, Goodyear, Continental and Bridgestone, among others. 

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