Michelin CrossClimate+ is a directional all-season tire, adapted to be used in winter conditions. This tire is characterized by a high level of safety both on sun-scorched highways and snow-covered roads. A 2017 model that is considered a great option for spring and fall.
The appearance of the Michelin CrossClimate+ was all but sudden. Its predecessor, CrossClimate, which was put in production in 2015, was showing great results in independent tests — but somehow only in those dedicated to all-season tires. In the tests of summer tires, the model was not as successful.
In the «plus» modification, it would have made sense to make improvements in the summer-related performance areas but the tire maker took a different path. For some reason, the company decided that there was a desperate need of improving snow traction, thus shifting the focus even more in the direction of all-season use.
Dictum-factum! Now the French tire maker proudly claims that the grip insured by the CrossClimate Plus on snow-covered roads is comparable to that of its main all-season competitors. The big difference, however, is that the performance of the «plus» model deteriorates much slower as the tire wears.
According to the company, the Michelin CrossClimate Plus dry grip will remain on a level with that of premium-class dedicated summer tires. Thanks to the excellent dry and wet traction, these tires will last you at least a couple of seasons, will let you climb a snow-covered hill, where summer tires will inevitably start slipping, and under temperatures above 7°C will not lose its effectiveness, and will not wear out as fast as winter tires would.
Furthermore, the Michelin CrossClimate Plus tires can still be used when the tread depth falls below four millimeters — i.e. reaches the critical point after which other tire makers recommend having your tires replaced.
The Michelin CrossClimate Plus innovative tread compound contains special elastomers, silica, and rubber that not only improve the tire’s overall performance in a wide range of temperatures, but also optimize traction in any weather conditions. Michelin claims that this model will stay operational from -30°C to + 40°C.
Thus, the Michelin CrossClimate+ all-season tire, which nonetheless sports a 3PMSF (Three Peak Mountain Snowflake) sign on its sidewall can be used all year round. The tire also maintains its performance and keeps up motorists’ mobility from the first to the last kilometer.