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MICHELIN LAUNCHES SMARTWAY® REGIONAL STEER TIRE

MICHELIN® X® Multi Energy Z offers SmartWay® fuel efficiency, long tread life and durability in regional and emerging super regional applications

Greenville, S.C. (Feb. 18, 2014) –Michelin Americas Truck Tires a division of Michelin North America, Inc. announced the launch of its new MICHELIN® X® Multi Energy Z, a regional steer tire that meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay® verified requirements. With a 15% reduction in rolling resistance, the tire delivers industry leading fuel efficiency, as well as excellent longevity and a high degree of overall durability (1, 2). The MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z will be available March 1 for fleets in the United States and Canada.

“Michelin is excited to again offer a no compromise truck tire solution ̶ this time for regional steer tires. The new MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z offers the industry’s best combination of fuel savings and mileage in a regional application.” said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “When combined with the MICHELIN® X® Multi Energy D drive tire, the MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z provides a complete SmartWay regional solution.”

Additionally, the X Multi Energy Z is ideal for the emerging super regional trucking application, which requires a tire that can withstand both irregular wear and scrub. The super regional application is emerging due to changing logistical and transportation patterns.

The MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z tire is engineered with a dual compound tread and a new energy casing that provides low rolling resistance and long tread life. Outstanding handling is delivered by inter-locking Matrix sipes. Casing life is extended by curb guards and a rectangular bead bundle. The MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z tire is available in three sizes: 11R22.5 LRG, 11R22.5 LRH and 275/80R22.5 LRH.

1Based on industry standard rolling resistance testing of comparable steer tires. Actual results may vary, and may be impacted by many factors, to include road conditions, weather & environment, driver performance, etc.
2Compared to the MICHELIN® XZE®2 tire.


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About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelin-us.com) employs more than 22,000 people and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations.

Contact:
Mary Ann Kotlarich
Michelin North America
864.458.4884
Mary-ann.kotlarich@michelin.com

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