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Michelin launches Agilis 3 for commercial vehicles in the region

Tyre company Michelin has introduced the Michelin Agilis 3 in the GCC for the commercial light truck tyre market, targeting conventional load customers involved in people and goods transportation activities.

The newly launched tyre aims to capture the larger high-potential, light-load segment with exceptional solutions – in terms of safety, performance, and environment.

Marc Pasquet, President, Michelin Africa, India and Middle East Region said: “When it comes to sustainability, Michelin is committed to a long-term strategy that applies to all of its products, from car to truck tyres.

“Our design choices seek to make more efficient use of raw materials and resources, while at the same time ensuring outstanding performance throughout the working life of the tyres.

“As a result, their environmental impact is lower and they last longer, two key considerations for road and urban transport professionals who are looking to optimise their costs without compromising safety, while at the same time reducing their environmental footprint. I am confident that this tyre range fulfills these aspirations of the light truck fleet owners in the country.”

On average, the tyres that make up the new Michelin Agilis 3 range weigh one kilogram less than their corresponding predecessor, and the difference is as high as 1.7kg in the case of certain larger sizes.

Fewer raw materials and natural resources are consequently required for their manufacture and the amount of waste that needs to be recycled is reduced. According to the results of in-house tests carried out by Michelin, this Michelin Agilis 3 tyre curbs CO2 emissions by 100kg on average over 20,000km. That is equivalent to the CO2 stored in approximately three trees, a fuel-consumption reduction of 0.12 litres/100km and a saving of EUR100.

All size ranges Michelin Agilis 3 is available from 14- to 16-inch diameter catering to a wide range of small minivans and pick-up trucks like New Toyota Hiace, Toyota Hilux, Nissan Urvan, etc. at Michelin’s authorised tyre dealers across the nation.