Tag: CrossClimate

Princebuild fleet to roll on Michelin CrossClimate

Princebuild fleet to roll on Michelin CrossClimate

22nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Construction and property maintenance specialist Princebuild is rolling out Michelin’s CrossClimate+ and Agilis CrossClimate tyres across its entire fleet of 180 cars and vans. The move will ensure its vehicles benefit from traction all year round; the Peterborough-based company made the decision to switch after a meeting with Michelin showed the statistics and improved safety its CrossClimate range of tyres could offer.

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The ‘obvious choice’: Michelin on its CrossClimate + and entire lifetime performance

14th December 2017 | 0 Comments

For its 2017 all-season tyre test, Auto Bild decided to do something different. Throwing out the standard format of pitting a number of factory-fresh tyres against each other, the German car magazine decided to additionally evaluate how the tyres performed when half and almost completely worn. Test results were published in issue 47/2017 of Auto Bild, and were very good news for Michelin.

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All-season tyre test puts ‘seemingly outrageous’ 4mm tread recommendation under the spotlight

30th November 2017 | 0 Comments

With the introduction of the CrossClimate + earlier this year, Michelin made the claim that the snow traction its tyre delivered with a tread depth of only 1.6mm was equivalent to that provided by competitor tyres with tread depths of 4mm. Furthermore, Michelin stressed that its tyres are made to be used down to the legal tread depth limit of 1.6mm. And why not? Changing earlier is simply throwing away good tread rubber.

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Michelin boss: Most drivers don’t need winter tyres

21st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Winter tyres have always been something of a non-issue with most British motorists, but for years our counterparts in Germany have diligently switched from summer to winter rubber every autumn and then back again in the spring. The head of Michelin considers this largely unnecessary.

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Michelin CrossClimate+ tops Auto Express all-season tyre test

9th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Compromise is a word often associated with the all-season tyre segment, and in its 2017/18 all-season tyre test, Auto Express has endorsed the product it views as representing the smallest compromise in year-round UK conditions. This tyre is the Michelin CrossClimate+

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Michelin: Planned obsolescence is ‘quite developed’ in the European tyre market

Michelin: Planned obsolescence is ‘quite developed’ in the European tyre market

15th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin further re-affirmed its opposition to increasing minimum tyre tread depths (and of those that recommend changing tyres at 3mm) on 11 May when the company held a “The truth about worn tyres” demonstration at its ultra-modern Ladoux global research and development centre near Clermont-Ferrand in France. But what is the truth about tread depth? Tyres & Accessories spent a day experiencing some of the differences between tyres currently available in the European market and spoke with the Michelin senior vice president responsible for the firm’s whole-life tyre strategy, Bernard Delmas, in order to find out more.

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Michelin CrossClimate now available for 4×4 and SUV

Michelin CrossClimate now available for 4×4 and SUV

6th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s popular – some would even say trend-setting – CrossClimate tyre is now available to a wide range of SUVs and 4x4s. The Michelin CrossClimate was the world’s first summer tyre to achieve the 3PMSF winter accreditation, and it has won a string of awards since its launch.

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Michelin previews CrossClimate+ at Paris Motor Show

Michelin previews CrossClimate+ at Paris Motor Show

4th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of the news that Michelin’s year-round summer tyre (the CrossClimate) has beaten all-season tyres at their own game in a magazine tyre test (see “Summer tyre wins all-season test”, which reports on the ADAC test originally published on 22 September), Michelin previewed the next generation of its category-defying product – the CrossClimate+ at the Paris Motor Show at the start of October. In addition to the original product’s unique summer-tyre-with-a-three-peaks-mountain-snowflake qualification, the latest version is said to improve winter performance and consistent whole tread life performance. This latter point picks up on what appears to be an increasingly important theme to Michelin – that tyres should performs consistently well through right up to the 1.6mm legal tread depth limit (see “Michelin reaffirms opposition to 3mm replacement” for more on this).

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Michelin CrossClimate ‘exceeds all expectations’ at British Gas

Michelin CrossClimate ‘exceeds all expectations’ at British Gas

8th August 2016 | 0 Comments

British Gas states that the Michelin CrossClimate has “exceeded expectations”. Britain’s largest energy provider’s 13,000-strong commercial vehicle fleet has been running on the tyre for more than a year; it switched in mid-2015 after fleet manager Colin Marriott tested the tyre at a launch event in Geneva, comparing the technology to Michelin’s winter and summer tyre ranges, as well as competitors’ all-season tyres. The British Gas deal is symbolic of Michelin's success in rethinking a tyre to be fitted year-round in moderate climates like the UK's, set against the sustained failure to increase the share of winter tyres in the country.

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Van Fleet World presents Innovation Award to Michelin CrossClimate

Van Fleet World presents Innovation Award to Michelin CrossClimate

19th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Van Fleet World has presented Michelin’s CrossClimate tyre range with a second fleet award in as many months. The tyre was named winner of the Innovation Award at the Van Fleet World Honours 2016 to follow its Best New Product gong presented by Fleet News in March. The latest award was presented to Andy Fern, Michelin’s head of fleet, at the RAC Club in London before an audience of senior executives from across the fleet sector.

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Tyrereviews.co.uk completes video tyre test on Michelin CrossClimate: video

Tyrereviews.co.uk completes video tyre test on Michelin CrossClimate: video

11th February 2016 | 0 Comments

The UK consumer-to-consumer reviews website for tyres, tyrereviews.co.uk published its first video tyre test at the beginning of 2016. Asking the question of whether there is a true all-season tyre, the test takes representative premium summer (Michelin Primacy 3), all-season (Goodyear Vector 4Season Gen-2), and winter (Continental WinterContact TS850) tyres, and adds the Michelin CrossClimate. […]

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Winter’s approach necessitates a wise choice of tyre – ATS Euromaster

Winter’s approach necessitates a wise choice of tyre – ATS Euromaster

27th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Forecasters are confident of a white Christmas this year, and with cold weather headed our way ATS Euromaster warns that fleet managers must make a considered choice for their tyres to keep their car and van drivers safe while keeping costs low.

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Goodyear the ‘top dog’ in all-season tyre test

Goodyear the ‘top dog’ in all-season tyre test

30th September 2015 | 0 Comments

Some industry observers assumed that the CrossClimate, the Michelin summer tyre certified for winter use, would blow away the competition in this year’s spate of all-season tyre tests. However results from the Auto Bild test published last week (issue 39/2015) show this not to be the case – a new tyre from former all-season segment top dog Goodyear dominated the results.

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Blue light support for CrossClimate tyre, Michelin adding SUV version & new sizes

Blue light support for CrossClimate tyre, Michelin adding SUV version & new sizes

16th September 2015 | 0 Comments

Michelin states that the CrossClimate, its new winter-certified summer tyre, is the company’s “most important innovation for a decade.” Earlier today we reported that several fleet operators have chosen the CrossClimate for their vehicles. Michelin now shares that ‘blue light’ fleet managers across the UK have participated in a CrossClimate demonstration at the MIRA proving ground in Warwickshire, and it says the emergency service operators’ reactions were positive.

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Michelin: CrossClimate demand much stronger than anticipated

Michelin: CrossClimate demand much stronger than anticipated

16th September 2015 | 0 Comments

The CrossClimate, Michelin’s winter-certified summer tyre, has been on the market in Europe since May – and the French tyre maker says it is doing well. A recent Michelin newsletter reported the sale of the millionth CrossClimate tyre just two months after the range’s introduction, and word from Michelin at this week’s IAA show in Frankfurt is that 2015 sales targets for the CrossClimate will most likely be exceeded by more than 30 per cent.

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