The main purpose for the development of “Couragia F/X” tire is to suit the need for supporting the 3H of LSUV: High horse power, High center of gravity, and High chassis.
Designed in an asymmetric pattern with different functionalities in the inner and outer parts of the tire, this state-of-the-art design delivers the enjoyment of having maneuverability, comfort, and tranquility for the drivers. Four main grooves enhances water dispersion to elevate stability and handling against hydroplaning.
Center rib directs on-centered momentum, provides comfort,and decreases tire wear. Large ultra rigid blocks enhance on-road surface contact, deliver outstanding dry grip, and promote steering accuracy. The fine-sliced blocks effectively lower noise level during on-road contact and increase riding comfort.
By appropriately crisscrossing patterns, it decreases noise level that is resulted by overlapping patterns. Equipped with interconnected blocks between tire shoulder and blocks, thusprovide a more blanced rigidity; at the same time, less noise, better comfortand overall safety have been enhanced. Uneven wear can also be efficiently controlled with such design.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.