Leading tyre maker Apollo Tyres has introduced 5 new truck-bus radial tyres for the Indian market. These new products are a mix of steer, drive and all-wheel fitment tyres, and have been introduced to enhance customers’ operational productivity and offer the best in technology. The tyres have been extensively tested in real world applications across the country, before being introduced.
Apollo EnduRace RA, a regional all wheel or steer fitment tyre in the size 295/90 R20, offers the customers added benefits on even wear characteristics, best in class initial tread mileage (ITM) and superior durability in regional applications. The company is targeting for leadership in the steer segment with this product, which has the potential to become the new benchmark in steer radial tyres. While the optimised contact patch guarantees even wear throughout the life, the specially engineered groove design improves the tread stability, traction and steerability. The superior compound, with blend of polymers, new gen fillers and special reinforcements ensures best in class mileage and low heat build-up.
Apollo EnduTrax MA, launched in the size 295/90 R20, is a mixed application steer fitment tyre, primarily for tipper trucks. It has superior cut and chip resistant compound for trouble free performance in rough terrains. The stone ejectors prevent stone drilling and penetration for extra prevention to the carcass. The zig-zag wide centre grooves provide traction and control, while the robust wide shoulder ensures uniform wear. The carcass has been designed for high torque and load for off road conditions, which increases tyre life and retreadability. The tyre is designed to ensure customers get the highest vehicle uptime and lowest cost per kilometre in the growing infrastructure application in the country.
Apollo EnduRace RD nRG, part of Apollo’s nRG range, is the most fuel efficient drive tyre for regional to long haul applications, providing 5-8% better fuel savings with uncompromised durability and tyre life. This is achieved due to the robust 4 block design and special grade raw materials offering lower rolling resistance. The strong belt and bead package along with tension optimised carcass provides durability, while the optimally designed tread pattern, with well distributed footprint helps in usage of full rubber mass efficiently, thereby realising complete tyre life potential. The Endurace RD nRG has been launched in the size 295/90 R20.
Apollo EnduRace LD+ and RA have been launched for drive and steer fitment in regional applications for ICVs in the size 9.00 R20. Targeted towards the rapidly growing e-Commerce, parcel and logistics industry, these tyres deliver advantages of best-in-class tread mileage, proven robust casing, uniform wear and better fuel efficiency. The twin centre blocks of this tyre optimally set with shoulder ensures better load bearing and uniform wear. Superior belt construction counters puncture damages inflicted upon the tread surface, offering prolonged tread life and more retreads.
With these five new products, the company hopes to further cement its leadership position in India in the truck-bus radial segment, and will be a testimony to brand Apollo’s assurance on performance, durability and specific application advantage.