The specialist for people carriers and vans
Top performance in the wet
State-of-the-art tread structure for short braking distances on dry and wet roads, combined with great economy. The specialist for people carriers and vans. The tyre with excellent aquaplaning characteristics. Uniroyal offers more than 45 years of rain tyre know-how for optimum performance in the wet. Fits perfectly for example to Mercedes Sprinter, Volkswagen T5 and Fiat Ducato.
- Excellent protection against aquaplaning
- Shorter braking distances on wet and dry roads
- Extremely long service life
Excellent protection against aquaplaning. An arrow-shaped groove structure and three, wide, circumferential channels avoid water turbulence in the grooves and provide substantially better water dispersion for high protection against aquaplaning.
Extremely long service-life. Optimised stiffness distribution in the tread ribs results in even wear. This provides for a long service-life, with optimised cornering stability.
Shorter braking distances on wet roads. A high number of sipes and gripping edges optimise water drainage of the ground contact patch (windscreen wiper effect). Short braking distances on wet roads is the benefit.
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.