Federal Launches New Hero Tyre Line
Taiwan’s Federal Corporation has rolled out a new addition to its “Hero” brand passenger car line-up, the Atlanta AR01. Produced in China under what Federal assures are uniform quality standards, the Atlanta AR01 is marketed as a high-end product in terms of both safety and value.
The new AR01 features 4 circumferential grooves for water dispersal, improving wet surface road holding, and siping on the tyre’s shoulders is intended to minimise road noise. The quest to create a quieter tyre has also been aided by the computer optimised tread pattern.
Initially the Hero AR01 will be available for three market sectors; high performance, with 195/55R15 and 205/55R16 sizes available. For the touring segment sizes are available to fit rims between 13 and 15-inches with speed ratings up to ‘H’ available. WSW tyres are available in sizes 215/70R15 to 225/70R15, with 16 and 17-inch sizes available at a later date.