Apollo to be OE tyre supplier for Baleno

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 24 Feb 2022

Apollo Tyres, a leading tyre maker has announced that its Alnac 4G tyres has been chosen as the OE fitment for the just launched Maruti Suzuki Baleno.

The tyre maker says it will be the supplier in the domestic market to Maruti Suzuki for the new Baleno, which would come fitted with Apollo Alnac 4Gs in two sizes, 195/55 R16 and 185/65 R15.

Since its launch in 2013, Apollo Alnac 4G has gained rapid acceptance from multiple OEMs and the replacement market customers. The company says along with being the most preferred choice for passenger vehicle OEMs, as per internal estimates, it is now the highest selling tyre in the entire passenger vehicle segment in India. The tyre is customised to meet the low rolling resistance, increased durability and enhanced riding comfort requirements for the new Baleno.

Satish Sharma, president – Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA), Apollo Tyres said “Our focused approach towards upgrading our product technology to meet evolving customer requirements has helped us win several customers. Alnac 4G, as a product brand, has multiple approvals from OEMs spanning premium hatchbacks, sedans and compact SUVs.”

The Apollo Alnac 4G tyre has a unique mix of compound which ensures maximum traction and shorter braking distances on wet and dry surfaces. These tyres feature a modern and sporty tread pattern, easily and precisely responds to any unexpected steering corrections, providing maximum driving safety. They have been extensively tested at leading global test tracks such as IDIADA, Spain and ATP Papenburg, Germany, demonstrating excellent results.