The main purpose for the development of “Couragia F/X” tire is to suit the need for supporting the 3H of LSUV: High horse power, High center of gravity, and High chassis.
Designed in an asymmetric pattern with different functionalities in the inner and outer parts of the tire, this state-of-the-art design delivers the enjoyment of having maneuverability, comfort, and tranquility for the drivers. Four main grooves enhances water dispersion to elevate stability and handling against hydroplaning.
Center rib directs on-centered momentum, provides comfort,and decreases tire wear. Large ultra rigid blocks enhance on-road surface contact, deliver outstanding dry grip, and promote steering accuracy. The fine-sliced blocks effectively lower noise level during on-road contact and increase riding comfort.
By appropriately crisscrossing patterns, it decreases noise level that is resulted by overlapping patterns. Equipped with interconnected blocks between tire shoulder and blocks, thusprovide a more blanced rigidity; at the same time, less noise, better comfortand overall safety have been enhanced. Uneven wear can also be efficiently controlled with such design.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
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