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Which tyre to buy for an SUV?

Written by Nayak

Planning to get a set of new tyres for your SUV? Then, this article is the perfect read for you. With an increase in the number of SUVs on Indian roads. The demand for SUV-specific tyres is also on the rise. In fact, recently, the majority of people have enjoyed taking undiscovered routes to test their SUVs to their limits. We have listed all the top-selling SUV tyres you can get in the market.

Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

The brand-new Geolandar A/T G015 equips an exceptional tread pattern and an aggressive shoulder block. This helps to easily handle even enormous lumps of wet mud. And thus, the tyre performs just as well on snow, sand, rocks, and gravel. In addition, the tread’s deep grooves help improve water expulsion. On the other hand, a triple polymer-silica compound with orange oil ensures superior tread grip.

Additionally, the tyre also claims to have improved road holding and durability. As per Yokohama, the tyre can last up to 50,000 kilometres under regular use. This set from Yokohama is available with a variety of tyre sizes for wheel sizes ranging from 15 inches in diameter up to 18 inches in diameter. The price range falls in the bracket of INR 6,570 to INR 25,835.

Michelin LTX Force

Michelin has always been one of the trustworthy producers in the tyre industry. It is among the top options in the world for off-road travellers even today. Priced a bit on the premium side, but it justifies the same with its dependability and quality. LTX Force offers unbelievable traction that will keep you on the ground. These tyres are available in three rim sizes, namely, 15, 16, and 17 inches. The price range starts from INR 8955 and goes up to INR 13,865.

CEAT Czar AT

This set is the OE tyre for the Mahindra Thar 2020. Thus, the tyre vouches for efficient grip on the toughest terrains at the same time, even for a balanced traverse over asphalt. With the perfect price tag, CEAT Czar AT tyre lets you drive effortlessly on the highways as well as on the off-roads. Its use of square-shaped shoulder blocks coupled with an aggressive tread pattern enhances stability and traction on any terrain.

Using innovative 2D teeth sipes ensures a brilliant grip on wet and dry surfaces. Meanwhile, the deep grooves chuck out mud and water quite effectively. Rim protectors come as a boon for increased sidewall safety against abrupt potholes in the city and unexpected bumps on a rocky landscape. The range for this set of tyres falls in the price bracket of INR 5,252 to Rs 12,801.

MRF Wanderer A/T All-Terrain

Now we have the OG tyre maker MRF. The domestically produced MRF Wanderer A/T All-Terrain SUV tyre is well-renowned. Quiet often, it is tagged as the best tyre for its value for money. The tyre makes use of a superior tread pattern and a compound material that is strengthened steel reinforced with N66 ply. Its staggered groves on the thread, and its multi-layered, high-modulus carcass and strong sidewall enhance the off-road performance. The tyre is available in a wide range of wheel sizes, starting from R 15 to R 18. Prices start from INR 4,900 and go up to INR 10,000 approx.

Hankook DynaPro AT M (RF10)

A rather unpopular option in the market, but make no mistake with the Hankook DynaPro AT M (RF10). This 4×4 vehicle-compatible puncture-resistant tyre is the best on rough terrain. These tyres help protect the vehicle from bumps, break impacts, and cuts. At the same time, it also adds to the tough look of the SUV. To protect it from off-road impacts, Hankook is using a reinforced under-tread gauge, a thick sidewall, and a carcass. It also gets a jointless bead wire that ensures safety when travelling off-road under light pressure. Prices for this tyre start from INR 8527 approx.

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