The AV12, building on the success of the AV11, offers a 10 percent improvement in rolling resistance compared with its predecessor. Fuel consumption is partly determined by the rolling resistance level of tyres. Lower rolling resistance tyres use less fuel and cost less to run, which is an important factor for the fleet market and makes the AV12 an efficient choice.

Sidewall damage is a major factor in the early replacement of commercial van tyres, so a durable sidewall also has a big impact on the longevity of the product and reducing fleet tyre costs. During the development of the AV12, technology from Avon’s extensive experience in rally tyres has been utilised to create an enhanced durable sidewall with protective kerbing ‘wear ribs’. The depth of these kerbing ribs is 1.5mm. A prominent sidewall ‘buffer’ also helps to avoid premature wear and minimise kerbing damage. The AV12’s buffer is 6mm wider than on the tyre’s predecessor, the AV11.

As Avon’s first silica rich compound commercial van tyre, the tread compound used in the new AV12 tyre expands the envelope of handling performance and improves wet braking by 5 percent compared to the Avon AV11.

With a solid tyre construction proven in the fields of the commercial driver, and a fitment range that covers over 80 percent of the commercial van market, the AV12 is an extremely well developed tyre to suit the needs of its users.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Avon AV12
Car Type
Light Truck / SUV
All Season
Rim Diameter
14 / 15 / 16 "
175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 mm
Aspect Ratio
60 / 65 / 70 / 75 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... T (max 118 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Avon AV12 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features rolling resistance load range
R14 175/70 R14 95T 175/70 R14 95T E
R15 195/70 R15 104R 195/70 R15 104R E
R15 215/65 R15 104T 215/65 R15 104T E
R15 215/70 R15 109S 215/70 R15 109S C
R16 185/75 R16 104R 185/75 R16 104R E
R16 195/60 R16 99H 195/60 R16 99H E
R16 195/65 R16 104T 195/65 R16 104T C
R16 195/75 R16 110T 195/75 R16 110T C
R16 205/65 R16 107T 205/65 R16 107T C
R16 205/75 R16 113R 205/75 R16 113R C
R16 215/60 R16 103T 215/60 R16 103T E
R16 215/65 R16 109T 215/65 R16 109T C
R16 215/75 R16 116R 215/75 R16 116R C
R16 225/65 R16 112R 225/65 R16 112R C
R16 235/65 R16 115R 235/65 R16 115R C

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