LEICESTER, England—Maxxis plans to unveil its first ever runflat tire for the European aftermarket at Reifen 2016, held from May 24-27 in Essen, Germany.
The firm said in an April 19 release that the M36+ runflat tire, which has been available in China for the last two years, employs materials and design technologies that are said to deliver outstanding performance in wet and dry conditions.
The tire's advanced bead filler rubber compound is designed to minimize heat generation and tire-area deformation to secure the tire and wheel assembly, which improves ride comfort by increasing durability under zero inflation pressure, Maxxis said.
Another feature is Maxxis' latest rayon body ply material which, according to the company, delivers increased heat resistance, maintains tire integrity and durability.
“The M36+ represents a huge step forward in ensuring we uphold our position as one of the world's top ten tire manufacturers, so having increased our manufacturing capacity, as well as made substantial advances in our manufacturing processes, we are pleased to welcome it into Europe,” said Lenny Lee managing director of international sales at Maxxis.
“Until now, our dealers have only been able to offer customers premium brands runflat tyres, so we are certain that following the launch of our M36+, many of our dealers will now stock Maxxis in order to provide their customers with a high quality, mid-range alternative.”
The M36+ tires are expected to be available to purchase via Stapleton's from the start of May. Size range includes 205/55ZR16, 225/55ZR16, 225/45ZR17, 225/50Z17, 225/55ZR17, 245/45ZR18 and 245/50ZR18.