For those who don’t want to compromise from 4x4 performance in challenging conditions of winter
Competus Winter, which is designed for wet and snowy ground in challenging weather conditions, offers controlled drive chance to 4x4 and SUV drivers without compromising from the comfort and traction of their vehicles. Standard compounds cannot preserve the contact of tyre with the ground while the vehicle passes from water layers formed on the road surface. Thanks to the cellular structure of the silica compound found in Competus Winter, the tread region grips the road by passing from water and snow layers, and provides elasticity to the tyre even at low temperatures. Also the groove and channel structures on the tread pattern of Competus Winter are designed to increase the contact surface and to drain large amounts of water quickly. With these properties, Competus Winter obtained high scores in the criteria of “Breaking distance”, “Grip on snowy grounds” and “Aquaplaning on wet grounds” during the performance evaluation test conducted by TÜV SUD on January, 2010.
Short breaking distance on every ground
In order to reduce the breaking distance, the contact surface of the tyre with the road should be increased. Competus Winter, which has a large contact surface with the zigzag channels on its tread pattern and the cellular structure of its silica tread compound, is prioritizing the safety of its users with the short breaking distance results obtained on wet, dry and snowy grounds in the evaluation made by TÜV SUD.
Decreases the risk of aquaplaning on wet grounds
To increase the road handling capability of the vehicle on wet grounds, the tread region should drain the water between the tyre and ground quickly. The tread pattern of Competus Winter composed of peripheral main grooves and crosswise channels, decreases the risk of aquaplaning of vehicle by preventing turbulence while passing from the water layers. And the continuous Z pattern between the main blocks offers effective water drainage property during maneuvers to every direction.
Grip on snow
In low temperatures, standard tyres harden and lose the elasticity they need during movement. The road handling capacity of the hard tyre decreases and thus the driver loses the control of the vehicle. With the large amount of silica used in its tread compound, Competus Winter preserves its elasticity even in low temperatures. Also the footprint of the tyre is designed in a way that it will increase contact pressure and thus road grip. With these properties, Competus Winter meets the expectations of the drivers in temperatures lower than 7°C, and in rain, snow and mild icing conditions.
Comfortable and quiet driving
Tread pattern of Competus Winter is specially designed with advanced technology design methods in order to offer quiet and comfortable ride. Its pattern, tread depth and block distances prevent high levels of noise besides providing comfort in the vehicle.