"With an aggressive open-shoulder design that contributes to outstanding water evacuation for an optimized contact patch in all-weather conditions, the new Michelin X Multi D delivers the maximum tread life, traction and casing durability fleets demand."
The X Multi D provides all-weather traction, the company said, with a pass-through open shoulder design that allows evacuation of water, mud and slush from beneath the tread surface area and biting tread edges that allow the tire to grip onto surfaces right away, even in snowy conditions. Michelin said the tire improves start-up traction 80 percent faster than a leading competitor tire.
The X Multi D tire also provides 65 percent better mileage than the Michelin XDE M/S tire, the tire maker said, and is retreadable.
The X Multi D is backed by a Michelin's "confidence guarantee," reimbursing the cost difference for a competitive drive tire if a customer is not satisfied with the mileage, traction and performance.
Michelin is offering the tire in 4x2 and 6x2 configurations. The tire is available in the U.S., Canada and Mexico in size 11R22.5 with load ranges G and H, and size11R24.5 in load range H, with additional sizes to come.
Michelin said a retread version of the X Multi D is in development.