The Quatrac Pro tire will strengthen the company’s position in the European all-season segment, officials said at a 21 March press launch near Baden-Baden.*
Available in sizes from 17 to 21 inch, the tire is said to offer advanced level of handling and braking performance under both dry and wet conditions.
Compared to predecessor the Quatrac 5, the new model provides more than 10% better wet grip and 5% better snow handling, said Apollo Vredestein - citing in-house test results.
Features include wider longitudinal grooves combined with diverging grooves in the shoulder for enhanced water-evacuation during high-speed driving on wet roads.
The tire compound is said to have a high silica- and resin-content, which ensures excellent traction on wet and snowy roads, Apollo Vredestein also stated.
The Quatrac Pro, which goes on sale 1 April, carries the European snowflake symbol, indicating compliance with EU winter tire regulations (ECE R117).