Using the prestigious platform of the 84th edition of the Geneva Motor Show, Apollo Tyres introduced Apterra H/P, an on-road High Performance summer tyre for SUVs. The new tyre, which is being introduced globally, has been developed by the Global PV R&D Centre of Apollo Tyres Ltd based out of the Netherlands. The Apterra H/P, along with other tyres, is being showcased at the Apollo pavilion in Hall 1 Stall 1230 at the Geneva Motor Show.
Starting April, the entire product range of Apollo for the SUV and 4X4 segment, will be marketed under the Apterra name. Apterra A/T would be offered for all terrain driving, where as, Apterra H/T will be specially made for highway driving. Going forward, the range will be further expanded and more tyres with a higher speed index will be added to the Apterra range, with a focus on increasing the market share in this growing vehicle segment.
Available in H and V speed indexes, the Apterra range of tyres has a tread consisting of a multi-polymer compound for total safety, even at higher speeds, in line with the demands of high performance vehicle drivers. The large shoulder blocks, combined with the continuous centre rib, ensure a high degree of stability on the road, while the central rib also guarantees accurate handling.
The unique Advanced Sipe Technology would help with effective water dispersion and ensure excellent resistance to aquaplaning for these tyres. Moreover, the smart positioning of the various tread segments reduces noise levels considerably. The strong carcass of Apterra H/P gives it an extra load capacity, making it ideal for heavier SUVs, such as the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 and X5.
Apollo Apterra H/P sizes
More product launches expected in 2014
Benefitting from the expertise of 150 car tyre specialists at its Global PV R&D team, in Enschede, the Netherlands, Apollo will be introducing various new tyres during the course of 2014. Started in January 2013, this R&D Centre develops tyres for all Apollo Tyres’ brands.