Hanover, September 2017. General Tire has further optimised its range of winter tyres for cars, SUVs and vans in the Central European market. The latest additions to the winter tyre line-up are the Altimax Winter 3, Snow Grabber Plus, and Eurovan Winter 2. Rounding off the range is the new Eurovan A/S 365, an all-season tyre for vans and light commercial vehicles. All of these new products bear the Alpine symbol on the sidewall and meet the more rigorous legislation that now applies in Germany, where drivers are legally obliged to fit winter tyres in wintry weather.
This new non-studdable winter tyre for SUVs and 4x4 vehicles combines General Tire’s typical durability with the ride quality of a passenger car tyre and maximum mileage. Equipped with optimized block stiffness and a computer-optimized symmetrical tread design, the new arrival succeeds the non-studdable SnowGrabber. In the Snow Grabber Plus, General Tire brings its Tracgen technology to bear: Innovative snow ribs in the tread base combine with jagged tread blocks and an open shoulder design to ensure impressive traction on snow-covered tracks and loose surfaces as well as on snow-covered roads. This is complemented by shorter braking distances on snow and improved steering precision under extreme cornering on dry and wintry road surfaces. At the same time, General Tire’s Duragen technology ensures robustness: Reinforced tread blocks make for greater tread stability, while toothed sipes reduce block deformation, providing added protection against damage. An ultra-high-strength steel belt delivers dependable stability under all envisaged load conditions. The SnowGrabber Plus is produced in 25 sizes for 15 to 20 inch rims with aspect ratios between 75 and 40 percent, and is available in tyre widths from 205 to 275 millimeters which are approved for speeds of up to 240 km/h.