LAVAL, Quebec—Michelin North America Inc. has launched the Uniroyal Tiger Paw Ice & Snow 3 tire—designed for all winter conditions, ice, snow and wet—initially for Canada only.
The Uniroyal Tiger Paw Ice & Snow 3 features premium tire components, such as 3-D interlocking shoulder sipes and a high-silica winter compound, at a lower price, the company said.
The tire features linear biting edges from a high number of sipes and wide lateral grooves and a compound infused with silica to improve performance in sub-zero temperatures by providing grip on ice and snow, the company said. The DuraShield construction technology provides long-wearing tread life and reliable performance in winter conditions.
The tire, molded for #12 studs, sports the three-peak-mountain snowflake label, meeting the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada snow-traction performance requirements, Michelin said.
The Tiger Paw is available in the Canada market in 24 sizes ranging from 13 to 19 inches in rim diameter. Eleven more sizes will be added in 2017 covering 68 percent of passenger-vehicle fitments in the Canadian market, Michelin said.
The tire may be introduced in the U.S. in 2017, a spokesperson said.
The tire will be eligible for a $40 mail-in rebate winter promotion, starting Oct. 7 and running through Dec. 23, when consumers purchase four Uniroyal passenger tires from participating retailers.
“The Uniroyal Tiger Paw Ice & Snow 3 gives value consumers exactly what they've been looking for in a winter tire—smart technology that is budget wise, plus dependable performance in all winter conditions, ranging from rain to ice and snow,” said Cecile D'Ittiele, business segment manager for winter tires, Uniroyal Tires.
For more information, visit www.uniroyal.ca.