Targeting young and budget-conscious Malaysian motorists who want a tyre with safety and performance that lasts, Michelin has introduced the Energy XM2+ for small- and mid-size passenger cars. Developed to outperform its previous generation in wet braking, the latest version is said to offer ultimate safety – both when new and, also just as importantly, throughout its useful life.
“The Michelin Energy XM2+ improves on its predecessor which has been a leading mass-market tyre for 8 consecutive years in various aspects. Its performance is made to last. Indeed, the tyre’s “Stopping Superpower” is preserved at a high level, even when the tyre has been used for a long time. As its advertising campaign goes, Michelin Energy XM2+ is like a “Stopping Superpower” keeping consumers safe and confident on the road, time after time, said Pascal Nouvellon, MD of Michelin Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei.
Shorter stopping distance on wet roads
With a new full-silica rubber compound, the Energy XM2+ is claimed to have shorter braking distances on wet surfaces by 1.5 metres when new, and by 2.6 metres when worn (compared to the average of 5 other premium tyre manufacturers).
The test run was conducted in average real-world usage and covered 20,000 kms, with estimated longevity at the depth of Tread Wear Indicator.
The ‘+’ sign on the sidewall denotes the rubber compound upgrade that is behind the braking superiority of the Energy XM2+ versus its predecessor. The tyre also maintains the Green ‘X’ marking of its predecessor, indicating optimized fuel savings.
Wide range of sizes for popular models
Priced from RM200, the new Energy XM2+ is now available at TYREPLUS and all Michelin authorized dealers across the nation in 32 sizes, from 14 to 16 inches diameter. The sizes cover the most popular models in the market from the Perodua Bezza and Proton Saga to the Honda HR-V and Toyota Camry.