Apollo has introduced Apterra H/P which is a high performance on-road summer tyre made especially for SUVs at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show. These tyres will be available globally and are developed at the Global PV R&D Centre of Apollo Tyres in Netherlands.
These tyres are available in H and V speed indexes and get large shoulder blocks which when combined with the continuous centre rib give high speed stability and accurate handling. The safety aspect is taken care of by the multi-polymer compound thread which protects the tyre even at high speeds. Heavy load rating is provided by endowing the tyre with a strong carcass.
Wet weather performance is claimed to be up to the mark because of Apollo's 'Advanced Sipe Technology' which disperses water from the rubber giving excellent resistance to aquaplaning. The position of the threads also adds to refinement by considerably reducing tyre noise.
From the month of April, the Apterra name will be put on the entire Apollo range of SUV and 4X4 tyres. The other products are Apterra A/T and Apterra H/T. The A/T range is only for all-terrain driving and H/T is specially engineered for highway driving.
Below are the different sizes which have been offered by the manufacturer:-
Apollo Apterra H/P sizes
|New high performance SUV summer tyre developed at the company¬'s global passenger vehicle R&D Centre 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 255/ 55 R18 109 V XL 225/ 60 R17 99 H 235/ 60 R18 107 V XL 245/ 60 R18 105 H 215/ 65 R16 98 H 225/ 65 R17 102 H 235/ 65 R17 108 V XL 215/ 70 R16 100 H 235/ 70 R16 106 H|