The Chinese tire maker ZC Rubber has presented on its domestic market the new tire model Westlake ZuperEco W018, designed for drivers who would like to reduce their vehicle’s fuel consumption by installing low rolling resistance tires.
The new tire got a tread pattern borrowed from the recently presented model Westlake ZuperEco Z-107 (also available under other brand names owned by this company) and featuring three main and one extra longitudinal grooves meant to ensure quick evacuation of water from the contact area, thus reducing the risk of hydroplaning.
What makes the Z-107 model different is its tread compound that is characterized by an even higher content of silica and even better distribution of its particles. Due to the new compound, the engineers were able to reduce the tire’s rolling resistance that directly affects the fuel consumption by the vehicle. In addition, the manufacturer claims that the tread design was optimized to make the tire less noisy.
The Westlake ZuperEco W018 was put on the market in sizes 215/55 R17, 225/55 R17 and 225/50 R17, its target group being the owners of such cars as Nissan Teana, Buick Regal, VW Passat, Audi A4, Honda CR-V, BMW X1, etc.