Apollo Tyres has introduced five new truck and bus radial (TBR) tires for the Indian market. The new tires consist of steer, drive and all-wheel fitment applications and were rigorously tested across the country before entering the market.
The Apollo EnduRace RA has been designed for regional all-wheel or steer fitments. It benefits from even wear characteristics due to an optimized contact patch, durability and a claimed best-in-class initial tread mileage. The tread’s groove design offers stability, traction and steerability, while a polymer blend compound, new-generation fillers and reinforcements deliver low heat build-up. The tire is offered in size 295/90 R20.
The next tire, the Apollo EnduTrax MA, has launched in size 295/90 R20 and is a mixed-application steer fitment tire for application to vehicles such as tipper trucks. It features a cut- and chip-resistant compound and stone ejectors to prevent stone drilling and penetration for added carcass protection. Wide zig-zag center grooves deliver traction and control, and a hard-wearing, wide shoulder delivers uniform wear. The specially designed carcass can withstand high torque and load in off-road conditions, extending tire life and improving the chance of retreadability.
The Apollo EnduRace RD nRG is a fuel-efficient drive tire for regional and long-haul applications. Apollo claims it provides a 5-8% improvement in fuel savings, in addition to durability and longer tire life. This is made possible by a robust four-block design and the use of special grade raw materials, resulting in lower rolling resistance. The EnduRace RD nRG has been launched in size 295/90 R20.
For drive and steer fitment in regional applications, Apollo has introduced the EnduRace LD+ and RA for ICVs in size 9.00 R20. Designed for application to vehicles conducting work within the delivery and logistics industry, the tires benefit from excellent tread mileage, uniform wear attributes and improved fuel efficiency. Twin center blocks placed between the shoulders ensure better load bearing. Furthermore, the tire’s belt construction delivers a high level of puncture resistance to enable longer tread life and the opportunity for retreading.