Vredestein has expanded its all-season offering by launching the new Quatrac.
The tyre brand last year launched the Quatrac Pro, an all-season tyre for high-end performance cars, but says the new Quatrac offers smaller inch sizes in the all-season segment.
Vredestein has over 28 years of experience in producing all-season tyres. The brand currently has the largest all-season portfolio in the European market, being named ‘All-Season Manufacturer of the Year’ by Autobild in October 2019.
To retain its leading position and perform at the top in the European tyre tests, Vredestein has further evolved its products within the market for smaller inch sizes, which it says have nowadays become a commodity.
The new Quatrac is initially available in 39 sizes from 15-16 inch, further sizes will follow early next year, Vredestein says. The new tyre ensures a lower environmental impact by providing fuel savings thanks to the tyre’s lighter weight and lower rolling resistance.
The Quatrac combines excellent winter and summer characteristics in keeping with Vredestein’s established know-how, along with the use of all-new materials and a few clever tweaks to boosts performance to a new level.
Both shoulders of the tyre are now suited for summer use, while the centre of the tyre is more winter-focused, with a higher sipe density for better traction. The number of shoulder blocks is scaled to tyre diameter to ensure a superior performance in winter. The tyre also sports a deep-V-shaped profile, perfected by fine-tuning angles and air ratio.
The new Quatrac performs 12 per cent better than its predecessor, the Quatrac 5, in terms of dry handling thanks to the higher net contact area and stiffer shoulder blocks, according to Vredestein.
It adds the tyre’s silica-based compound and V-shaped pattern ensure 20 per cent better wet handling and 10 per cent better wet braking performance. And it ensures five per cent better handling on snow by deploying 10 per cent more snow-cutting edges optimised for all steering angles.
Vredestein claims the new-generation tread compound is enhanced with a high quantity of terpene-based resins. The reduced air ratio and the optimised tyre cavity leads to a more uniform pressure distribution, ensuring more even tyre wear and results in an improvement in lifespan of more than 20 per cent. Finally, Vredestein adds, the new Quatrac has up to 10 per cent better rolling resistance, providing substantial fuel savings.
The Vredestein Quatrac comes with the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol, certifying its suitability for use throughout the winter and across Europe.
For more information on the Vredestein range contact Modern Tyres on 048 66 32 22 99.