Michelin X-Ice Xi2
The X-Ice Xi2 is Michelin's Studless Ice
and Snow winter tire developed for the drivers of coupes, sedans and
family vans that want to combine enhanced ice and snow traction with
predictable wet and dry road handling. The X-Ice Xi2 is designed to
tackle the coldest winter driving conditions around the world.
Michelin's FleX-Ice silica-based winter tread rubber compound
(offers firmness at higher temperatures for wet and dry road
stability while it remains flexible at lower temperatures to enhance
packed snow and ice traction) is molded into a directional tread
design that helps evacuate water and slush to improve hydroplaning
resistance. Independent shoulder and intermediate tread blocks
feature a combination of multiple micro-pumps and Cross Z-Sipes to
deliver traction on ice- and snow-covered roads. Additionally, the
Cross Z-Sipes increase tread and shoulder block stability to provide
the lateral and longitudinal stiffness that enhances driving
precision on dry and wet roads. The tire's internal structure
includes twin steel belts reinforced by a spirally wound nylon to
optimize the tire profile while enhancing high-speed capability.
Michelin X-Ice Xi2 winter tires meet the industry's severe snow
service requirements and are branded with the mountain/snowflake
NOTE: Snow platform indicators (the equivalent of “snow wear bars”)
are molded into the X-Ice Xi2's tread grooves to inform the driver
when ice and snow traction will be reduced as the tire's tread wear
reaches the point where the remaining tread depth becomes less
effective in deep snow.
Install X-Ice Xi2 tires in sets of four only.
Due to the traction capabilities of the X-Ice Xi2, Michelin
recommends using X-Ice Xi2 tires in sets of four to provide the best
handling characteristics and tire performance.
UTQG: Uniform Tire Quality Grading does not apply to winter tires.
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