The Geneva Motor Show saw the launch of Michelin’s latest product which could really save motorists (and companies...) the hassle of having to pay for two sets of tyres, as well as the time spent changing tyres and also remove the need for extra space to store them.
An added nuisance is having to find the right type of winter tyre when snow is not likely to appear, or very infrequently, but still might come in unexpectedly; which can often be the case these days as weather has changed so much during the last years.
Cross Climate is the name for these new Michelin four-season tyres—promoted as the ideal solution to the aforementioned problems of having to have two sets available—a real pioneer that promises, for the first time in Europe, a summer tyre that can be certified for use in winter, guaranteeing an appropriate safety level for all seasons.
According to Michelin sources, vehicles equipped with Cross Climate Tyres can brake in short distances on dry ground, and have been awarded the “A” rating in wet braking on European tyre labels. They have also been approved for winter use, having obtained the Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) certification (displayed on the sidewall) indicating that they can be used in all seasons, even in countries that require special equipment for winter driving.
Cross Climate tests have been carried out by TÜV-SÜD, DEKRA Test Center and UTAC-CERAM, delivering outstanding results as the graphic clearly shows:
Graphic credit: http://www.michelin.com/eng/media-room/press-and-news/press-releases/Products-Services/MICHELIN-CrossClimate-confronting-changing-weather-conditions