The Wintrac 4 xtreme is the first high performance SUV winter tyre to carry the signature of a top designer. Giugiaro’s innovative design and sleek lines give the W-shaped tread a powerful appearance. The tyre reflects the latest developments, offering you the very best in design, safety and comfort. The Wintrac 4 xtreme has excellent on-road properties, but also features a number of important all-terrain characteristics. For instance, the tread has good self-cleaning properties, resulting in an excellent performance on wintry and unpaved roads.
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.
Wintrac 4 xtreme tyre review
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24.05.2015fromAndy MacDonald A good solid tyre that seems to wear well. It gets hot in the warmer weather, so really for winter/cold use only I think. Fuel consumption and noise wasn't as bad as I had expected, so that was great !
29.01.2015fromAntony Tomas I have had three sets of these tyres leave them on summer winter very good tyre wear fantastic in Austrian snow. Can be slippery on wet oily summer roads just after it has rained. Better ride than original tyres and much cheape
10.05.2014fromAidan These tyres do exactly what they say they do great in the snow and wet but seem to be wearing quick but the xc90 is renowned for its heavy car tyre eating! I bought these prior to winter last year and although they'll legally do another I'll buy new for winter and run these again next summer (we don't get much of a summer up north)
07.06.2013fromT Robertson A good general purpose winter tyre