Pirelli has launched two tyre models, the Cinturato P6 and the Scorpion AT Plus at the Tyres Expo India 2018. The Cinturato P6 is an enhanced version of Cinturato P1 which is designed to offer the perfect frugality and comfortable ride for mid-size and compact cars. It comes with a new pattern design to increase contact patch area and uniform pressure distribution. The company also claims that the braking performance is also enhanced on wet/dry (-3% wet braking distance vs reference) which in turn have resulted in improved aquaplaning, reduce noise and improve regular wear.
Scorpion AT Plus is targeted for SUVs and is designed considering the rough use. As claimed, the new tyre is optimised for wear, durability and traction. It also gets a revised look with a more aggressive tread pattern and upper sidewall design that’s been developed to not only bolster capability, but also provide the kind of beefed-up look SUV owners in this segment are looking for.
Mr Sanjay Mathur, General Manager for Pirelli Tyres in India, said: “The company remains committed to fulfil the aspirations of Indian customers with its superior products and services. Pirelli has introduced the latest products in India that are available in the international market. The Indian customer should experience the same top quality products, which are available to their International customers in other countries.”
Official press release from Pirelli India –
Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli today launched Cinturato P6 and Scorpion AT Plus tyre ranges for high-performance cars and SUVs at the Tyrexpo India 2018, the largest and highly- specialised trade show in Southeast Asia, India and Africa that features the latest in tyre equipment, tools and accessories.
Cinturato P6 is an enhanced version of Cinturato P1 and provides the perfect equilibrium of performances, fuel saving, comfort and high level of safety for mid-size and compact cars. It comes with a new pattern design to increase contact patch area (+5% vs reference) and uniform pressure distribution, enhancing braking performance on wet/dry (-3% wet braking distance vs reference), improve aquaplaning, reduce noise and improve regular wear.
It provides more squared tread footprint area for a better dry braking performance. There is more uniform pressure distribution (+10% vs reference), thanks to the pattern design improving the regular wear, the rolling resistance and the lateral cornering.
Cinturato P6 comes with optimised tread design with specific pitch sequence to improve the noise performance, thanks to the new sequence of the grooves and sipes, the amplitude of the frequencies of the noise has been reduced (-20% vs reference) obtaining a more silent tyre (-1 dB vs reference).
The other benefits include wider longitudinal grooves (+5% vs reference) for a better water dispersion (green grooves); wider external traversal grooves (+5% vs reference) to improve the contact area having better water dispersion (red grooves); -3% wet braking distance vs reference; and +10% improvement on Rolling Resistance.
On the other hand, Scorpion AT Plus comes with more features of Scorpion ATR for SUVs.
The new tyre is optimised for wear, durability and traction while delivering balanced performance in both on and off-road driving situations. It also gets a revised look with a more aggressive tread pattern and upper sidewall design that’s been developed to not only bolster capability, but also provide the kind of beefed-up look SUV owners in this segment are looking for.
It is significantly chunkier, more capable vibe than the ATRs, due in part to an overall increased width from the redesigned upper sidewall. It not only gives the tires more visual presence but it also affords additional protection against impacts and punctures.
The Tyrexpo India 2018 runs through June 21 to 23 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The show is likely to attract more than 12,000 targeted and high-quality visitors. Participants can network, engage, and develop good relationships with both sellers and buyers communities to explore new ideas and find new solutions.
Established in 1872, Pirelli is one of the world’s largest tyre manufacturers. Its production is concentrated in the Consumer segment where, thanks to a distinctive high-end positioning, it holds leading positions at the international level in the Premium and Prestige market segments.
Benefiting from partnerships with leading makers of prestige and premium vehicles, Pirelli is unique in having such a broad range of approved tyres: more than 1900 models to fit every vehicle profile all designed and tested to guarantee perfect road handling. With 19 different manufacturing facilities in 13 countries, Pirelli has a large commercial network (across more than 160 countries), serving mature and emerging markets equally.
Pirelli has a long tradition of making tyres that combine innovation, product quality and a strong brand. The company has always had a keen focus on Research and Development, with its investments in this area amounting annually to approximately 6% percent of Premium sales, one of the highest levels of research investment in the tyre industry. Pirelli continually strives to improve the quality of its products in terms of performance and safety and also environmental impact, in line with the group’s green performance strategy. With more than 5.000 patents to its name, the main Pirelli R&D centre is in the group’s Milan headquarters although there are another 10 application centres around the world, employing a total of 1400 researchers, 400 of whom are based in Milan.
Pirelli has been supplying racing tyres since 1907 and is now the single-tyre supplier of the world superbike championships and other prestigious, one-make series like the Ferrari Challenge, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Competition and the Maserati Cup. Crucially, the company has also been the Formula 1 as single-tyre supplier since 2011, an activity which has set new challenges in terms of technological innovation and is a key driver of brand value.
Pirelli manufacturing is organised around a sustainable management model that seeks to maintain the highest of internationally-recognized standards. The company’s industrial plan, which looks forward to 2020, plans to add to the measures already foreseen in the environmental, social and economic sustainability plan introduced in 2009 to meet the expectations of its many stakeholders.
By virtue of its 140-year long industrial history, Pirelli has also been one of the trailblazers of Italian business culture over the decades. The Pirelli Foundation, set up to promote and share knowledge of the group’s cultural, historical and documentary heritage, was established in 2009. Pirelli also well known for its Calendar is also a founding member of HangarBicocca, one of the biggest exhibition spaces for contemporary art in Europe, since its inception in 2004.