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Vredestein winter tyres available in 23 new dimensions

Apollo Tyres has said it is significantly broadening its portfolio of award-winning Vredestein winter tyres this year with the launch of products in 23 new dimensions.

Available in diameters from 15 to 22 inches, the new tyres are suitable for compact, family cars and SUVs (Wintrac), and high-performance cars and SUVs (Wintrac Pro).

The latest Vredestein Wintrac, which is being launched in 11 new sizes, is engineered to deliver “confidence-inspiring” grip on snow- and ice-affected roads.

Available for 15- and 16-inch wheels, the Wintrac features a new-generation high-density silica compound that extends tyre life up to an additional 10,000km compared to the previous-generation tyre, according to Apollo.

The tyre maker adds that there is a 10 per cent improvement in resistance to aquaplaning thanks to improved tread design, and five per cent more rubber in contact with the road significantly improves grip on wet and snow surfaces.

The Vredestein Wintrac Pro range is expanded this year with the launch of 12 new dimensions for wheels 17- to 22-inches in diameter. Compared to its predecessor, Apollo says the latest Wintrac Pro offers 15 per cent better handling in the snow and 10 per cent better braking in the wet, and has a speed rating of Y in most sizes.

Both the Wintrac and Wintrac Pro have performed exceptionally well in a number of recent leading group tyre tests.

Daniele Lorenzetti, chief technology officer at Apollo Tyres, said: “The winter segment is highly competitive and Vredestein products remain in high demand thanks to our continued focus on innovation and performance, and our investment in design and materials.

“These new tyres are engineered to tackle some of the very worst winter conditions, and it’s very rewarding to see the efforts of our R&D team recognised by some of the leading tyre testers in Europe.”