Michelin has launched the new Michelin Defender LTX M/S with EverTread compound. EverTread uses a stronger, advanced tread compound that holds up in tougher conditions longer and helps deliver improved gravel wear, all-season confidence and better fuel efficiency.
Michelin says the D LTX M/S with EverTread combines durable tread life and all-season traction superiority in a single tire that is designed to better meet the higher-torque demands of modern vehicles. Most light and heavy duty trucks produce twice as much torque as they did 20 years ago and some models produce nearly three times more torque. With the EverTread compound, the Defender LTX M/S tire lasts 10 percent longer in severe conditions than its predecessor.
“The Michelin Defender LTX M/S was created to better address the size and power needs of today’s trucks and SUVs, giving drivers what they want – a combination of durability and longevity – without sacrificing safety and performance,” said Sylvaine Cuniberti, marketing director for Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. “As vehicles evolve, we must develop tires that match their powertrain performance, resulting in a tire that is stronger and lasts longer, even in tough conditions.”
Defender LTX M/S tires are offered with an 80,000–115,000 km warranty.