The Indian tyre manufacturer, Apollo Tyres, has introduced their Apterra H/P range of high performance on-road summer tyre designed for the SUVs at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The whole Apterra tyre range has been developed by the companys Global PV R&D centre located in Enschede, Netherlands.
The entire range of Apollo for the SUV and 4x4 segments will be marketed under the Apterra name, starting this April. The Apterra A/T will be meant for all-terrain driving while the Apterra H/T will be meant for the highway driving.The tyres are available in H and V speed indexes, and according to the tyre manufacturer, the whole Apterra range has a tread consisting of a multi-polymer compound for total safety even at higher speeds. Apollo claims that 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 tyres are developed using an advanced sipe technology which will enable effective water dispersion and ensure resistance to aquaplaning. The strong carcass of Apterra H/P gives it an extra load capacity, making it ideal for heavier SUVs, such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and BMW X5. The following are the different tyre sizes offered by the manufacturer. 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