Thanks to the new technologies it packs, MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 has every intention of defending its predecessor’s position as the All-Season market’s leader and benchmark, without no detriment to performance. Safer, longer-lasting and more economical, MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 stands out as a perfect illustration of the Group’s All-Sustainable approach.
Scott Clark, Executive Vice President, Automotive, Motorsport, Experiences, and Americas Regions

Interview with Cyrille Roget, Michelin Group Director of technical and scientific communication

 

Performance that is designed to last ² ³ ⁴

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The new MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 tire stands out through its excellent mileage performance and its ability to maintain a high level of performance from the first kilometer to the last, i.e. all the way down to the legal minimum tread depth. It illustrates Michelin's commitment to designing tires that offer a very high level of performance throughout their life and right up to their end of life. Thanks to its longer service life and lower fuel consumption, the MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 tire saves money and helps protect the planet.

A tire with high technological added value

The MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 tire packs an innovative combination of advanced technologies that cover all of its components, particularly its compounds and tread. As with a winter tire, the MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 benefits from MICHELIN EverWinterGrip technologies developed to optimise its performance in winter throughout its working life. At the sametime, MICHELIN EverGrip technologies ensure strong performance in wet weather, all the way down to the tread wear indicator. MICHELIN EverTread technologies, meanwhile, contribute to MICHELIN CrossClimate 2’s longevity by optimising the form of its contact patch to achieve a more effective distribution of the forces during acceleration, braking and cornering. As a result, the MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 comes out on top in a majority of European All-Season tire-segment tests.1,2,3,4,5,6

 

 Did you know?

 

The European All-Season tire market was the only segment to continue growing during lockdown (source: ETRMA).

 

16 %** is the annual growth of the All-Season market, forecast over the next five years.

 

** Michelin in-house data

What is an All-Season tire?

 

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An All-Season tire can be used all year round. It combines the technologies of summer and winter tires for driving on dry and wet surfaces in both winter and summer, as well as on snow. It meets the safety needs of European motorists who mostly use summer tires. For drivers in milder winters, who switch between summer and winter tires, 4-season tires avoid the need to switch between the two tire categories every year.

 

The result saves time and money, offers peace of mind and does not compromise on performance.

  • Legal notices : 1,2,3,4,5,6

    [1] Dry braking tests, conducted by TÜV SÜD Product Service on Michelin's request, between 100 and 0 kph,  February 2021, on dimension 205/55 R16 94V XL on VW Golf 7 comparing MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 (100%) versus MICHELIN CrossClimate + (96,2%) ; BRIDGESTONE Weather Control A005 EVO (98,1%) ; CONTINENTAL AllSeasonContact (92,4%) ; GOODYEAR Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 (89,9%) ; PIRELLI Cinturato All Season Plus (89,4%) ​​

    2 Wet braking tests, conducted by TÜV SÜD Product Service on Michelin's request, between 80 and 20 kph,  October-April 2021 (worn means when worn on machine (buffed) to the depth of Tread Wear Indicator according to European regulation: ECE R30r03f), on dimension 205/55 R16 94V XL on VW Golf 7 comparing  MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 (new : 100% - worn : 100%) versus MICHELIN CrossClimate + (new : 98,2% - worn : 101,1%) ; BRIDGESTONE Weather Control A005 EVO (new : 103,2% - worn : 99,5%) ; CONTINENTAL AllSeasonContact (new : 94,9% - worn : 96,1%) ; GOODYEAR Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 (new : 96,7% - worn : 89,0%) ; PIRELLI Cinturato All Season Plus (new : 97,4% - worn : 94,5%)

    3Snow braking tests, conducted by TÜV SÜD Product Service on Michelin's request, between 30 and 10 kph, February 2021 (on new and 2mm buffed), on dimension 205/55 R16 94V XL on VW Golf 7 comparing  MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 (new : 100%-worn : 100%) versus MICHELIN CrossClimate + (new : 95%-worn : 88,1%) ; BRIDGESTONE Weather Control A005 EVO (new : 92,4% - worn : 70,9%) ; CONTINENTAL AllSeasonContact (new : 99,5% - worn : 96,4%) ; GOODYEAR Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 (new : 97,6% - worn : 94,1%) ; PIRELLI Cinturato All Season Plus (new : 81,9% - worn : 77,0%) ​

    4 Snow traction tests, conducted by TÜV SÜD Product Service on Michelin's request, February 2021 (on new and on 2mm buffed), on dimension 205/55 R16 94V XL comparing  MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 (new : 100% - worn : 100%) versus MICHELIN CrossClimate + (new : 95,1% - worn : 87,5%) ; BRIDGESTONE Weather Control A005 EVO (new : 84,6% - worn : 65,2%) ; CONTINENTAL AllSeasonContact (new : 95,6% - worn : 91,9%) ; GOODYEAR Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 (new : 94,6% - worn : 90,6%) ; PIRELLI Cinturato All Season Plus (new : 72,0% - worn : 54,2%) ​​

    5 Longevity test conducted by DEKRA TEST CENTER, on Michelin's request, December 2020, on dimension 205/55 R16 94V XL on VW Golf 7 comparing MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 (100%) ; CONTINENTAL AllSeasonContact (100,8%) and GOODYEAR Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 (108,4%) ; BRIDGESTONE Weather Control A005 EVO (69,7%) ; PIRELLI Cinturato All Season Plus (96,9%). Longevity test run in average real usage (D50) with 14.460 km run and extrapolated longevity at 1.6mm ​

    6 Rolling Resistance tests conducted on machine by Applus Idiada, on Michelin's request, August 2020, on dimension 205/55 R16 94V XL, comparing MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 (7,30 kg/t) versus MICHELIN CrossClimate + (8,20 kg/t) Eco-responsible driving depends notably on driving habits, vehicle or tire pressure. MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 is rated "B" on the majority of dimensions on the Rolling Resistance A-B-C-D-E Item of the European labelling scale. This is comparable to the summer premium tyre standard as the majority of them are rated B and above, according to Product Tracking - Average Premium Summer tire market in Europe – 2021.

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