Avon Tyres have announced the launch of the WV7 and WT7. These two new tyres have been developed to provide motorists with added peace of mind during the winter months.
The Avon WV7 is a performance winter tyre, with increased sipe density to improve traction in snow, ice, slush and wet weather. Available in 15 to 18-inch sizes to fit popular performance cars and is H and V speed rated. It features forward-facing shoulder grooves and V- slots to enhance braking, while the backward-facing centre groove improves traction. It’s also marked with the ‘Severe Snow Conditions’ three-peak mountain snowflake symbol.
The Avon WT7 is a premium winter tyre which has been performance tested in Alpine winter conditions. Available in a broad range of 13 to 16-inch sizes to fit many car types, rated with the ‘Severe Snow Conditions’ three-peak mountain snowflake symbol and is T speed rated.
“Despite the high temperatures we are experiencing now and winter seeming a long way off, it’s important to ensure our latest winter tyres are available to distributors and customers in plenty of time before the harsh winter months are upon us,” said Jeff Schumaker, Managing Director – Cooper Europe, who has responsibilities for the Avon Tyres brand.
Avon has also introduced the WM Van tyre to the Avon winter tyre range, developed specially for medium-sized vans. It is designed to provide excellent traction in all winter conditions due to its high silica content tread formulation. It is available in a wide range of sizes to fit most popular van makes and models.