To further strengthen its position in the Indian market, especially in the commercial vehicle (CV) segment, Apollo Tyres has introduced what it describes as a “breakthrough product in cross-ply technology”. The company hopes that the launch of the Apollo Abhimanyu, a cross-ply rib tire for steer axles in CVs, will help it capitalize on the upsurge in the cross-ply industry in recent months in India.
Apollo says it has tested the new tire for more than 2,500,000km, both at the company’s indoor testing facilities as well as in real-time conditions across all applications. Designed and developed at Apollo Tyres’ Global R&D Centre Asia, in Chennai, the tire is currently being produced at the company’s manufacturing unit in Perambra, Kerala. Apollo states that it intends to create a new benchmark in performance in the steer tire space, where the adoption of radials is lagging and bias tires still account for over 60% of the overall steer tire category.
Source: Tire Technology International