General Tire ALTIMAX Arctic modern design compound to offer high performance at low temperatures

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Unique grooves and sipes combine with a modern design compound to offer high performance at low temperatures.

 

ALTIMAX Arctic combines unique grooves and sipes with a modern compound to assure high performance at low temperatures. The multi-angle sipe system provides 270-degrees of biting sipes that improve traction and a directional tread pattern and center stability rib promote enhanced water evacuation to reduce hydroplaning and provide straight-line stability.

 

Category:  Winter

 

Available Sizes:  13” – 17” with aspect ratios ranging from 45 to 70, covering more than 72 percent of the Canadian market and 68 percent of the US studdable winter tire market segment.

 

Features & Benefits: 

 

The tire's exclusive Reactive Contour Technology allows the contour of the ALTIMAX Arctic to react to different road conditions for optimum road contact throughout the life of the tire, while the all-weather dual tread compound provides exceptional cold-weather flexibility and excellent wet traction. In addition, alternating rows of metal studs can be added in the shoulder and intermediate tread blocks to increase traction on hard packed snow and icy roads.

 

Because of the unique winter traction capabilities of the General ALTIMAX Arctic, General Tire recommends using ALTIMAX Arctic tires in sets of four – in order to provide the best handling characteristics and tire performance.

 

Speed Rating: Q

 

UTQG Treadwear Rating:  N/A

 

About General Tire

 

Founded in 1915, General Tire is part of Continental Tire North America, Inc. CTNA, based in Fort Mill, South Carolina, is a company of Germany-based Continental AG. With targeted annual sales of more than €26.4 billion ($40 billion US) for 2008, the Continental Corporation is one of the top automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for the powertrain and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, the corporation contributes towards enhanced driving safety and protection of the global climate. Continental is also a competent partner in networked automobile communication. Today, the corporation employs approximately 150,000 people at nearly 200 locations in 36 countries.

 

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