Big Foot AT: light truck, all-terrain radial. New features: redesigned for improved mileage and highway comfort, while retaining an aggressive look; flatter tread with reduced tread arc for less rolling resistance, improved ride and better steering response; wider belt package and optimized casing profile further reduce rolling resistance; shoulder buttress ribs for flotation; black sidewall; subtle change in tread design to increase life.
New size: 32x11.50R15.
Euro DXP: passenger, all-season, high-performance radial.
Features: H or V speed rating; wide, directional tread designed for rapid water evacuation; large center rib provides directional stability; special tread compound remains flexible in cold weather without sacrificing wear.
Sizes: three 15- and five 16-inch sizes, all but two of which are available in both H- and V-rated versions.
The Euro DXP is being phased in as a replacement for the Euro VXP.
Potenza S-02: passenger, Z-rated high-performance radial.
New sizes: 275/40R17, 215/45R17, 235/45R17, 245/45R17, 255/45R17 and 225/55R16.
The target vehicles for the new sizes are the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang GT and Mitsubishi 3000GT.
SP 241: medium truck, rib-type, all-position radial.
New sizes: 265/70R19.5, 16-ply rating, load range H; 385/65R22.5 super single, load range J.
SP 351: medium truck, rib-type, all-position radial.
New sizes: 265/70R19.5 and 285/70R19.5, both 14-ply rated, load range G.
SP 431: medium truck, drive-axle radial.
New size: 265/70R19.6, 14-ply rating, load range G.
Explorer: passenger, all-season radial.
New sizes: nine popular 65/70-series sizes for a total of 21, from P155/80R13 to P205/65R15. The new sizes include the first blackwall models.
XMineD2 L5: off-the-road, loader/dozer radial.
New size: 55/80R57, designed for the Caterpillar 994 and other giant wheel loaders.
Michelin said the 55/80R57 XMineD2 L5-which stands 12.2 feet tall, measures 4.6 feet wide and weighs 12,350 pounds-is the world's largest radial tire.
Hakkapeliitta NRW-H: passenger, studless winter performance radial.
Features: tread compound incorporates new silica technology for improved grip on ice and longer life; H speed rating; unidirectional, arrow-shaped tread pattern
also improves grip on snow, ice, slush and wet surfaces; rigid center rib enhances handling.
Sizes: available this fall in seven 60/65 series sizes.
Guardex 600: passenger, studless winter tire.
Features: tread compound includes nylon fibers that create ``mini studs'' and reinforce the tread blocks, microscopic pores that create multiple biting edges and fine particles of low-temperature-resistant rubber that remain pliable in the cold; aggressive tread design includes wide circumferential grooves, multiple sipesand step-shaped cross grooves to improve traction.
Sizes: available in September in 14- and 15-inch, 60/65-series sizes.