Porsche Macan SUV to drive on Michelin tyres

Porsche’s new Macan SUV will be fitted as original equipment with three ranges of Michelin tyres. These were developed over two and a half years to complement the balanced and high-performance handling characteristics of the car, and equip it for driving in a variety of weather and road conditions around the world.

Commenting on their decision to fit the Macan with Michelin tyres, Michael Haupt, Lead Engineer at Porsche AGsaid: ‘We set very high standards for our OE suppliers and our design team has worked very closely with Michelin’s engineers and test drivers to ensure the performance of the tyres matched our high expectations for the Macan. Michelin was the first manufacturer to have its tyres homologated for the Macan, and at this moment is the only tyre manufacturer to have every type of tyre validated for the car. This is testament to the quality of the company’s products and highlights the importance it places on research and development’.

porsche macan to get michelin tyresThe new MICHELIN Latitude Sport 3 is the latest generation of on-road SUV tyres in the Michelin range. The design of the new tyre conveys an image of power and control and met the requirements of Porsche’s designers and engineers by delivering optimal safety and handling, reducing rolling resistance to improve fuel efficiency and increasing longevity.

For winter driving, the MICHELIN Latitude Alpin 2 has been developed for high-performance SUVs, the MICHELIN Latitude Alpin offers enhanced mobility, control and handling year after year, whatever the winter driving conditions. Combined with the Macan’s sophisticated drive-train this tyre endows the car with true all-weather capability.

The MICHELIN Latitude Tour HP is an all-season tyre that ensures safety, good handling characteristics and comfort. This tyre will be fitted as original equipment to cars marketed in certain regions, such as the United States, and can be ordered as an optional fitment elsewhere.

All three tyre ranges reflect the MICHELIN Total Performance strategy, where innovation and cutting-edge technology are deployed to enhance safety, longevity, fuel savings and driving enjoyment without compromising any other areas of performance.

Certified MICHELIN Latitude Sport 3 tyre sizes

Front Rear
235/60 R18 103W N0 255/55 R18 105W N0
265/45 R20 104Y N0 295/40 R20 106Y N0
265/40 R21 101Y N0 295/35 R21 103Y N0
The 235/55 R 19 101Y N0 and 255/50 R 19 103Y N0 Latitude Sport 3 will be available from June 2014.

Certified MICHELIN Latitude Alpin 2 tyre sizes

Front Rear
265/45 R20 104V N0 295/40 R20 106V N0
Certified MICHELIN Latitude Tour HP tyre sizes

Front Rear
235/60 R18 103V N0 255/55 R18 105V N0
235/55 R19 101V N0 255/50 R19 103V N0
265/45 R20 104V N0 295/40 R20 106V N0