TAIPEI, Taiwan (Dec. 8, 2010)—Taiwanese tire maker Federal Corp. has added the Couragia F/X high-performance sport-utility vehicle tire to its Couragia Adventure tire series.
The new tire, which is available now, was designed to deliver “steering precision, powerful controllability and uniquely long mileage for a comfortable ride,” Federal said. According to the company, performance characteristics of the tire include “remarkably short” wet and dry braking distances and high cornering responsiveness, allowing it to meet the needs of high-performance vehicles such as the Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5 and X6, Audi Q7 and others.
The Couragia F/X features an asymmetric tread pattern and sports a “wide and stability-improved footprint,” Federal said. Other features include a scuff rib to enhance sidewall durability and protect the rim and stiff, interconnected tread blocks to increase traction by boosting the number of edges in the contact patch.
Federal said its engineers developed a tread compound using a mixture of “ultra-grip, high styrene rubber, super-rigid, nanotechnology carbon black and new high distribution silica,” giving the Couragia F/X good mileage performance and a high level of wet traction.
The tire is available in numerous popular sizes ranging from 17-inch to 20-inch rim diameters in V-, W- and Y-rated versions.