Pirelli Announces 2009-10 SUV, Van Winter Tyre Roster
Pirelli has announced its range of winter tyres designed for the 4×4/SUV and van segments. The Scorpion Ice & Snow is designed to work particularly well at low temperatures and is produced in aspect ratios 35 to 75 Series, wheel diameter codes 15 to 21 and speed codes T, H and V. The Chrono Winter, meanwhile, is available for vans in aspect ratios 60 to 75 Series, wheel diameter codes 14 and 16 and speed codes R, S and T. Both tyres are emblazoned with the “Snowflake” symbol in the North American market, which is embossed on the sidewall of winter tyres that indicates their specialisation for snow.
Specifically designed to enhance the low-temperature performance of fast, luxury Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), Scorpion Ice & Snow, part of the “Scorpion by Pirelli” portfolio. Pirelli says that, in common with its other Scorpion products, safety and comfort are prioritised in the tyre design with more control given in the most demanding conditions.
The Scorpion Ice & Snow, Pirelli says, works well at low temperatures, even on gravel and rough surfaces. Its strength is derived from the specialised compound and profile, incorporating the technology developed for the “Scorpion by Pirelli” off-road range.
The Chrono Winter van tyre has an aggressive tread pattern and special compound developed for increased traction and manoeuvrability on all snow covered surfaces, says Pirelli. A reinforced structure permits levels of performance that are, according to the Italian manufacturer, maintained when the vehicle is fully laden. The tyre also boasts low noise levels.