Apollo Tyres is to launch its first tire aimed at the coach market, the EnduComfort CA.
Designed for medium- and long-distance use, the tire is to be manufactured at the company’s plant in Hungary and features a specially developed tread compound alongside a reinforced casing to minimize abrasion when in use. This, states Apollo, will ensure cooler running temperatures and subsequently an even wear pattern to increase the tire’s service life.
The tread design features a zig-zag groove tread pattern for grip in wet and snow-covered conditions, while a groove base protector lessens the chance of stones penetrating the tire’s tread. Apollo claims the tire’s level of durability is 1.9 times greater than the EU’s minimum requirement and it is also certified for use in all weather, having been given the three-peak mountain snowflake stamp.
Developed to be sold at a cost-effective and accessible price point, the EnduComfort CA also benefits from a tension-optimized ply casing that has been engineered to enable re-treading.
“The coach tire market is extremely competitive, and we are launching our debut product confident that it offers the durability, performance and comfort that the most demanding coach owners and fleet operators across Europe now expect,” commented John Nikhil Joy, cluster director Europe, truck and bus tires, Apollo.
“The research and development team responsible for the EnduComfort CA has built on the success of Apollo Tyres products in the truck, passenger car and agricultural sectors, drawing on expertise in design and materials to deliver a product that offers an optimal balance of performance and low cost of ownership.”