Tyre details: The Michelin Latitude Sport 3 is the latest model in the Latitude series, following on from the Michelin Latitude Tour HP, Michelin Latitude Diamaris and Michelin Latitude Sport. The three key features of this model are its safety, durability and cost-effectiveness. The first of these is achieved by the tyre's superb performance on any road surface thanks to the use of a special silica- and elastomer-enhanced compound and a state-of-the-art tread, ensuring that the tyre guarantees a consistently high level of safety and lower rolling resistance, resulting in significantly reduced fuel consumption.
The dense network of tread grooves allows safe driving in rainy conditions, and ensures that the tyre disperses water and slush efficiently. Another key feature of the Michelin Latitude Sport 3 is the two-ply carcass (present in most sizes), which makes the tyre more resistant to damage and therefore improves its durability - a vitally important factor for SUVs. State-of-the-art blades with varying widths also improve the tyre's durability and reduce rolling resistance by minimising the risk of tread block deformation.
In tests carried out by TÜV SÜD and Dekra, the tyre was found to reduce braking distances by 2.7 m compared to its predecessor (Michelin Latitude Sport). The tests also showed that the main benefits of the Michelin Latitude Sport 3 are its dynamism and safety.
The Michelin Latitude Sport 3 has been approved for use by manufacturers of the most prestigious SUVs. The model is fitted as original equipment in vehicles such as the Porsche Macan, the BMW X5 and the Volvo XC90.
Michelin is one of the largest tyre manufacturers, and manufactures premium-range tyres. The French group owns brands such as: BFGoodrich, Kormoran, Kleber and Riken.