Delivering steady handling for urban SUV active driving
The high-rigidity shoulder delivers superior steering stability. The highly rigid tread block ensures resistance to uneven wear.
2) Triple Centre Rib
Three high-rigidity ribs ensure straight-line stability at high speeds.
3) High-rigidity active shoulder
Ensuring shoulder stiffness by placing non-penetrating grooves and sipes ensure handling performance and anti-wobble when changing the lane.
Enhanced Quiet Ride Performance for Spacious SUVs
Grooves cut unti the inner sides of the ribs reduce the pass-by-noise.
2) Optimised lug groove layout
Precisely designed the layout of luf grooves and sipes to arrange the timing of grounding on the road surface is distributed to suppress he sound of the tyre hitting the ground and air-pumping noise.
3) Non-penetraing grooves
Lug grooves which do not penetrate to ribs suppress air-pumping noise.
4) Five pitches tread pattern variations
Acoustic pressure simulations lead to the optimal layout for five typres of pitches and variations of different lengths relative to the circumferential direction of the tyre.
In line with on-road SUVs that run on city streets, pattern noise that is conspicious on paved roads is suppressed.
Excellent water-drainage performance for your safety on rainy roads
Ensures wet grip performance in the circumferential direction of the tyre.
2) Four straight grooves
Four main grooves ensure wet grip performance while delivering high resistance to aquaplaning and performance in wet conditions.
Balancing the highest grade of wet grip performance with fuel efficiency
1) Silica that affects wet grip performance
2) Silica that affects fuel economy
3) Polymer that affects wet grip performance
4) Polymer that affects fuel economy
B) Unique "A.R.T." Rubber Blending Technology
Improved dispersion and uniformity of silica within the compound.
*A.R.T. = Advanced Reaction Technology in Mixing
New blending technology improves braking in wet conditions
Better dispersion than conventional blending technology. Braking distance in wet conditions is reduced with the same compound.
Optimised road contact surface shape
1) Optimised road contact surface shape length of centre area provides straight-line stability.
2) Smooth road contact surface shape contributes to uneven wear resistance.
Reducing uneven wear
BluEarth-XT: Evenly distributed contact pressure helps prevent uneven wear.