Kenda Offer Saw-Toothed Polar Trax
Taiwan’s Kenda, which operates factories and distribution centres in the USA, China and Vietnam in addition to those in the countries homeland go into the winter season looking to promote the company’s Polar Trax (KR19) tyre to the worldwide seasonal market. The company believes that “No matter how many safety features your vehicle has, it’s the tyres that enable you to handle it in the snow and ice.”
To emphasise this point, the manufacturer has placed a graphic of a peaked mountain with a snowflake on the tyre, signalling by way of symbols that the tyre has been designed to attain specifically snow traction performance requirements. The firm also says that the tyre “has been designed specifically for use in severe snow conditions.”
The Polar Trax possesses a saw tooth pattern that has been designed for more surface contact with snow and ice. The company equates the quality of the tyre design with the quality of the safety features it offers. In the case of the Polar Trax, the tread pattern is just one of the features designed to maximise the stability of the car, its grip and traction in hostile winter conditions. The four advantages of using the Polar Trax are that the twin structure provides the ability to attain superior high speed performance; the drainage grooves increase water clearance efficiency; the special silica compound enhances the tyres handling ability; and the zig-zag sipes provide better traction and grip on snowy and icy road.
The Polar Trax is made from new rubber compounds that can not only provide stable handling on ice and snow but also make the drive more comfortable. Kenda is confident that the advanced technology of the company’s production facilities, along with the silica used within the tyres can also reduce noise pollution, as well as provide greater levels of comfort inside the vehicle in terms of ride.
The tyre is available in 18 sizes, ranging between 195/50R15 82H and 185/70R14 88T, covering most passenger vehicles.