NEW MICHELIN AGILIS 3 LAUNCHED

For light commercial vehicles

Michelin is set to launch Michelin Agilis 3 into the light commercial tyre market, targeting conventional load customers involved in people and goods transportation activities.
It says the newly launched tyre aims to capture the larger high-potential, light-load segment with exceptional solutions – in terms of safety, performance, and environment.
“In line with Michelin’s ‘Performance and Safety Made to Last’ brand promise, the new Michelin Agilis 3 is outfitted with innovative technologies and sophisticated features for long-lasting performance with optimum safety and environmental friendliness,” Michelin B2B Marketing Leader – Urban Mobility, Shane Chadderton, said.
“These attributes not only provide a competitive advantage over current competitors in the same market segment, but also reinforces Michelin’s commitment for a more sustainable mobility. Essentially, this tyre is well-positioned to be a sustainable urban growth engine.
“The latest breakthrough is further evidence of Groupe Michelin’s sustainable-performance strategy in favour of safer, cleaner, more accessible and more efficient mobility.”

Key technologies and features incorporated in Michelin Agilis 3 include:

  • Stone Ejectors: horizontal bars in the tread groove designed to minimise stone trapping, resulting in a tyre that keeps customers’ downtime to a minimum and lowers running costs;
  • Sidewall Shields: made with an abrasion-resistant rubber compound, that provides extra sidewall shoulder protection of 1.5mm thickness versus the current generation, without compromising the casing flexibility;
  • An innovative Compound with higher density of silica and carbon black materials for improved wet grip, fuel saving, and mileage performances;
  • U-Shape Grooves which allow a higher water clearance for lasting wet grip performance;
  • Full Depth Sipes which help ensure good flexibility of the tread blocks, resulting in market-leading wet grip performance, both when new and when worn; and
  • Under Tread which keeps the operating temperature cooler thus helping to reduce fuel costs.

With the aforementioned technologies and features, Michelin says Agilis 3 delivers three outstanding benefits:

  • A shorter wet braking distance of five percent or up to 1.9 meters shorter when new, and 11 percent or up to 3.8 meters shorter when worn, when compared to its major competitors1;
  • A superior mileage performance of 25 percent more mileage compared to its previous generation, with less downtime caused by tyre damage2.
  • Twelve percent superior rolling resistance, plus 90ml/100km less fuel consumption and 228g/100km less CO2 emission, than average competitors3.

“As 97 percent of Michelin Agilis 3 are sourced within the region, it ensures effective on-demand delivery across Asia Pacific countries (and) minimises environmental impact and shipment costs,” Michelin B2B Commercial Director, Nathan Flynn, said.
“Moreover, the newly launched tyre is specifically designed with RC or robust crown to meet challenges of the region’s usages and road conditions.
“With uncompromised performance plus all the benefits and advantages that come with it under the ‘Safer for Longer’ slogan, we are convinced that Michelin Agilis 3 will be warmly received and greatly appreciated in Australia.”
The new Michelin Agilis 3 is now available at Michelin’s authorised commercial light truck tyre dealers across the nation. All size ranges (including four new sizes), from 13- to 17-inch diameter, cover the entire light one-to-three tonne load segment of Australia’s commercial light truck tyre market.

For further details, please visit www.michelin.com.au

  1. Wet braking test conducted by TUV Rheinland Thailand Ltd, on Michelin’s request, in June 2020, on dimension 215/70R15C on Toyota Hiace Commuter, laden condition of 2,950 kg GVW. Comparing NEW and WORN MICHELIN Agilis 3 versus three other competitor brands of tyres. WORN condition: tyres tested at 2mm remaining tread depth.
  2. Test result from Michelin internal test, conducted on real roads in Thailand, with 215/70R15C tyres fitted on Ford Ranger (ute truck). Load: Front axle: 1446 kg / Rear axle: 1443 kg. Wear life index was calculated by the “Harmonic average” of 4 tires assuming the Customer regularly rotates tires.
  3. Rolling Resistance Test performed at Thailand Automotive Institute and certified by TUV Rheinland Thailand Ltd, on Michelin’s request, in December 2019, on dimension 215/70R15C. Comparing MICHELIN Agilis 3 RC versus other competitor brands.