Apollo Tyres launches new size variant of its A-rated long-haul trailer tyre

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Apollo Tyres has launched a new 385/55 R22.5 variant of its popular EnduMile LHT long-haul trailer (LHT) tyre, its most fuel-efficient truck trailer product. The new product is available now across Europe, complementing the debut EnduMile LHT which was launched in 385/65 R22.5 format in October last year.

Apollo Tyres’ first dedicated LHT tyre sets new benchmarks in the segment for performance and efficiency. It is A-rated for rolling resistance and is the most fuel-efficient truck tyre ever produced by the company. It is also A-rated for road noise, emitting just 70dB during industry-standard test procedures.

The innovative ‘free-rolling’ tread pattern has been specifically developed for trailer axles and integrates a compact centre rib that maximises roadholding, curb noise and ensures efficient operation.

The tyre’s broad and stable contact patch optimises pressure distribution for improved performance, fuel efficiency and wear. A new blend of polymers and fillers contributes to the low rolling resistance, while also ensuring consistent levels of grip on wet surfaces. The advanced tread compound manages fluctuations in temperature during prolonged use to preserve performance and improve durability.

The tyre’s strong carcass facilitates retreadability for lower whole-life costs – a critical requirement for many European long-haul customers.

The EnduMile LHT underwent an extensive two-year testing process, comprising virtual and real-life tests. Designed and developed by Apollo Tyres’ global R&D team in the Netherlands, it is being manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art production facility in Hungary.

Yves Pouliquen, Group Head of Sales and Marketing at Apollo Tyres Europe, says: “We’ve seen strong demand for our first LHT product since it was launched last year, and we look forward to building on that momentum with this new size option. The expanding EnduMile range represents our ongoing commitment to innovation and performance, and we will continue to invest in products tailored to the needs of the long-haul sector.”