ZHEJIANG, China—Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd. (ZC Rubber) plans to add 68 new sizes of its Z-series winter tires for the European market in the coming 2020 sales season.
ZC, on July 1, said it planned to launch Westlake Generation II Premium commercial truck and light truck tires WSA2LT, WAS2, WDA2LT, WSM2 and WDM2. The new sizes are in production and should be available in the second half of 2020.
The products are "designed for the European fleets who seek for both tire performance and cost-saving," according to the Chinese tire maker, which noted the tires meet the demands for European customers who often face rainy and snowy road conditions.
The tire also are said to have improved wet grip and rolling resistance.
The Westlake Generational II Premium truck tires are made in Thailand, a ZC spokeswoman said.
ZC Rubber launched three Z-series winter tire products in Europe last year, the four-season tire Z-401, the winter tire Z-507, and the studded winter tire Z-506,
The product line will now include 142 sizes covering 13 to 19 inches in rim diameter, with "much improved wet grip and lower rolling resistance." ZC also pointed to a test by Test World, that concluded the tires improved snow performance by 20 percent, compared to their predecessors.