Apollo launches 4G range of passenger car tyres
Apollo recently unveiled their new 4G range of tyres at the iconic Zaandvoort Circuit in Amsterdam, Netherlands. According to Apollo these fourth generation of tyres Aspire 4G, Alnac 4G and Amazer 4G are the most technologically advanced tyres from their portfolio. This launch of new range of tyres comes after Apollo was recently crowned as the Tyre Manufacturer of the Year in Europe at the Tyre Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence 2013 ceremony in Cologne, Germany. Related: Apollo awarded Tyre Manufacturer of the Year in Europe
Speaking on the occasion, Neeraj Kanwar, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Apollo Tyres Ltd said, “These tyres are a result of cross geography collaboration between our R&D, Manufacturing and Sales & Marketing teams in India and Europe. In line with Apollo’s commitment towards customer’s safety, the R&D team has given extra attention to the safety aspect of these tyres. To keep up with the introduction of newer and bigger cars in India, we would be adding 10-12 new products in the passenger vehicle category in the next 2 years.”
The 4G range has been specifically designed for better handling both in wet and dry conditions; reduce braking distance and tyre noise. For this Apollo designers have given the 4G range wider out shoulders with narrow intermediate grooves lead to better contact for dry handling and reduce aquaplaning. The Aspire 4G is high performance tyres with Y and W speed ratings and is available in 16” and 17” sizes.
Apollo Alnac 4G has been particularly designed for mid-size and executive car segments in India and has a speed rating of V and H (available in 15” and 16” sizes). The third range of tyre, Amazer 4G is designed for cars in the mini, compact and premium compact segments and have a speed rationg of T (available in 12” – 14” sizes). Apollo has had a good run recently with sales of its passenger segment tyres going up from 13.5 per cent last year to 16 per cent and hopes these new additions would further boost its market share.