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Michelin plans global trailer tyre preview at CV show

Michelin has selected the CV Show for an exclusive international preview of its new 385/65 R 22.5 X Multi T trailer tyre – to be officially launched this summer.

Michelin says the 385/65 X Multi T, designed for national and regional operations, will enable fleets to derive even greater value from their tyres. It will offer improvements in longevity, grip and rolling resistance over the current XTE3 trailer tyre of the same size, Michelin’s best-selling trailer fitment since its launch in 2007.
Sharn Samra, Head of Truck Marketing in the UK and Ireland, says, “Being able to display the new 385/65 X Multi T at the CV Show is a major coup as it’s the first time this tyre will have been exhibited anywhere in the world. It’s testament to the importance to Michelin of the UK and Irish markets.

“The 385/65 is the second most popular commercial vehicle tyre size sold domestically, accounting for 16% of the market. We see huge potential for the X Multi T. The XTE3 has been a strong performer for years, both as original equipment and replacements, but the X Multi T will be a game-changer in terms of trailer tyre performance.”

Michelin will have a comprehensive display of 10 different tyres including examples of its popular X MultiWay 3D and fuel-saving X Line Energy ranges, as well as an example from the Michelin XML line-up; an all-round fitment for trucks operating both on and off-road, where good grip on all types of terrain is required.