ROME, Ga. — Pirelli Tire North Americas is updating its range of all-season SUV/CUV tires with the Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II, the successor to the Verde All Season Plus introduced in 2014.
The updated version offers improved wet and dry handling and wet braking over its predecessor model, Pirelli said, while maintaining the mileage, comfort, noise and winter performance of the previous generation.
Pirelli linked the improved performance characteristics to a new tread compound and an optimized footprint, but it did not elaborate.
Pirelli is targeting the Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II for drivers of crossovers, SUVs and pick-up trucks. The company did not quantify the scale of improvement versus the predecessor model, which was based on the Verde All-Season OE tire but designed principally for the North American replacement market.
As with the previous generation, the new version comes with a 65,000-mile limited treadwear warranty. The T- and H-rated tire launches in 32 sizes ranging from 225/65R17 to 285/45R22, with eight more sizes in the pipeline by September.
The new version is priced slightly higher than the predecessor version, Pirelli said.
The tire is produced in either Brazil or Mexico, Pirelli said, depending on size.