Apollo Tyres launches XT-100HD cross-ply lug tyre for commercial vehicles

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 26 Nov 2020

Apollo Tyres has launched the new XT-100HD, which it says is the most advanced cross-ply lug tyre that offers the best of both – load-carrying capacity and mileage, while ensuring the most durable casing in the industry.

This product has been introduced for the Indian market on popular demand from the customers and business partners, who were already using/ selling the company’s best-in-class mileage tyres and the ones with the highest load carrying capacity in the cross-ply segment.

The replacement market in India is still going strong on cross-ply tyres, with almost a 50:50 split between radial and cross-ply, Apollo Tyres says it has introduced this technologically advanced product to carry moderate loads in regional haulage and mixed applications in the drive position.

The XT-100 HD is produced at the company's facility in Vadodara, Gujarat, and has been extensively tested on customers’ vehicles in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh. The performance of the XT-100HD, in these road tests, has been far superior to the key competition in this segment says Apollo Tyres.

Commenting on launch of the new product, Satish Sharma, president – Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA), Apollo Tyres said, “Apollo holds a leading market position in both drive and steer axle tyres, with many products leading in different segments. With the introduction of XT-100HD in the truck-bus cross-ply lug design category, we are confident of setting a new benchmark in performance in the load and mileage segment. To continue with our leadership in the commercial vehicle segment, it is important for us to have such differentiating products, which is compliant with the revised axle load norms as well in India.”

The new tyre comes with a heavy-duty casing with a new high strength nylon fabric that offers the best-in-class load-carrying capacity. The durability of the casing has also been enhanced with the new heat ageing resistant compound and tyre cavity (HEART) technology, which ensures cooler running of tyres and withstands all applications, offering the best residual casing for retreadability.

The tread has been designed using the company’s in-house Modular Matrix Tread (MMT) technology, with reinforced compounds and high tread rubber mass, that delivers the highest mileage in its segment.