The MICHELIN® X-Ice® Xi3™ tire stops up to 10% shorter on ice and lasts up to two times longer than leading competitors. A combination of 4 key features improves MICHELIN® X-Ice® Xi3™ overall winter performance even in some of the harshest winter conditions.
Increased number of tread blocks provides 15% more biting edge and improves performance on ice and in snow.
Micropumps absorb water from the surface and evacuate it by centrifugal force for improved tread contact with the road surface.
Cross Z Sipes™. Sipes are tridimensional to improve rigidity , enable stable handling and improve traction on ice and in snow.
The Flex-Ice™ compound. This full-silica compound maintains flexibility at lower temperatures, improving performance on ice and in snow. It also maintains firmness at moderate temperatures, improving wear and grip.
"Motorists want their passengers to be safe regardless of driving or weather conditions," says Normand Latremouille, winter tire manager for North America. "The new MICHELIN X-Ice Xi3 tire will fully meet their expectations by providing the peace of mind they're looking for." " The MICHELIN X-Ice Xi3 allows motorists to calmly face the most hazardous winter driving conditions. It reduces braking distances on icy roads by up to 10%, lasts twice as long as its major competitors and delivers superior energy efficiency. "