India’s tire maker Apollo prepared for the upcoming summer season two new models designed to be installed on light trucks: Apollo Altrust+, as upgraded version of Apollo Altrust, released in 2016, and Vredestein Comtrac 2, which will replace the Vredestein Comtrac model that has been on the market for more than ten years.
The Apollo Altrust+ (Plus) inherited from the basic model its tread pattern, and you will be able to tell the two models apart solely by the «+" sign in the tire name on the sidewall. The main changes were made to the composition of the tread compound, which led to lower rolling resistance and stronger grip on wet pavement, as well as to the inner construction of the tire, which ensured uniform pressure distribution in the contact area, and, as a consequence, longer treadlife of Altrust+.
The tire maker, whose range also includes the commercial model Apollo Altrust All Season, unveiled its plans for launching the winter model Apollo Altrust Winter, molds for which have already been manufactured.
Another light-truck summer tire 2020 from Apollo is the Vredestein Comtrac 2, also fit to be installed on minivans. Considering the time gap between the tires of the two generations, one should not be surprised at tangible improvements in the Comtrac 2 performance.
For example, the new Vredestein tire surpasses its predecessor by 20% in terms of wet braking, by 15% in terms of dry handling, and by 15% in terms of reduced rolling resistance, which, as is widely known, directly affects the vehicle’s fuel consumption.
The family of the second-generation commercial tires of this Dutch brand also includes Vredestein Comtrac 2 All Season and Vredestein Comtrac 2 Winter.
We will remind you at this point that Apollo has plans for refocusing the Vredestein plant in Enschede, Netherlands, on the production of premium-class passenger tires and tires for agricultural machinery.