Apollo Tyres introduced 3 new passenger vehicle tyres for the Indian market at the picturesque Zaandvoort Circuit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. These 4th generation (4G) tyres from Apollo’s stable -- Aspire 4G, Alnac 4G and Amazer 4G -- are the most advanced range of high technology passenger vehicle tyres across segments for the new age Indian motorist.
Speaking on the occasion, Neeraj Kanwar, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Apollo Tyres Ltd said,
“These tyres are a result of cross geography collaboration between our R&D, Manufacturing and Sales & Marketing teams in India and Europe. In line with Apollo’s commitment towards customer’s safety, the R&D team has given extra attention to the safety aspect of these tyres. To keep up with the introduction of newer and bigger cars in India, we would be adding 10-12 new products in the passenger vehicle category in the next 2 years.”
In the last one year, the market share for Apollo Tyres in the replacement segment for passenger vehicle tyres has gone up from 13.5% to 16%. With the introduction of these new tyres, Apollo plans to increase its market share further.
Added Satish Sharma, Chief, India Operations, Apollo Tyres Ltd, “We are the largest producers of passenger vehicle tyres in India with a capacity of approx 35000 tyres per day. With the addition of 3 new passenger vehicle tyres to our portfolio, which will cater to cars starting from an Alto to an Audi A4, we are working towards gaining the leadership position in this category as well.”
The 4G range from Apollo has a minimalistic design to cater to superior handling in wet and dry conditions; shorter braking distance and low noise. The wide outer shoulders with narrow intermediate grooves lead to better contact for dry handling. These tyres have reduced aquaplaning and enhanced grip in wet conditions. The centre rib which is optimised for stiffness, lends higher steering precision. Apollo’s 4G range of tyres easily and precisely respond to any unexpected steering corrections, providing maximum driving safety. The unique mix of raw materials ensures maximum traction and shorter braking distances on wet and dry surfaces. These tyres have been extensively tested at IDIADA, Spain and ATP Papenburg, Germany, with some excellent results.
This ultra high performance and 4th generation tyre from Apollo has been introduced with W and Y speed ratings.
Available in 16” and 17” sizes, Aspire 4G is targeted towards the growing premium and luxury cars segment in India, like Mercedes C & E Class, BMW 5 series, Audi A4, Honda Accord and Volkswagen Passat.
This new high performance tyre is specially designed for mid-size and executive car segments in India, which will be available in V and H speed ratings.
This is again a next generation product by Apollo, available in 15” and 16” sizes, suited for cars like Hyundai Verna & Elantra, Toyota Corolla, Skoda Superb, Chevrolet Cruze and Renault Fluence.
This is the 3rd 4G tyre from Apollo with a speed rating of T for standard performance, which is available in 12” – 14” sizes. This tyre is targeted towards cars in the mini, compact and premium compact segments in India, like Maruti Alto, Hyundai Santro, Hyundai Accent, Tata Indica, Volkswagen Polo & Vento and Swift Dzire.