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Regional Steer Tire offers EPA SmartWay® fuel efficiency.

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Press Release Summary:

February 25, 2014 - Available for regional applications in USA and Canada, MICHELIN® X® Multi™ Energy Z has dual compound tread and energy casing that help minimize rolling resistance and extend tread life. Handling is optimized by inter-locking Matrix™ sipes, while casing life is extended by curb guards and rectangular bead bundle. Available in 11R22.5 LRG, 11R22.5 LRH, and 275/80R22.5 LRH sizes, tire also suits super regional trucking applications that require resistance to irregular wear and scrub.

Original Press Release

Michelin Launches SmartWay® Regional Steer Tire

Press release date: February 18, 2014

MICHELIN(®) X(®) Multi(TM) Energy Z offers Smartway® fuel efficiency, long tread life and durability in regional and emerging super regional applications

LAVAL, QC - Michelin Americas Truck Tires a division of Michelin North America, Inc. announced the launch of its new MICHELIN ®) X(®) Multi(TM) Energy Z, a regional steer tire that meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay(®) verified requirements.  With a 15 per cent reduction in rolling resistance, the tire delivers industry leading fuel efficiency, as well as excellent longevity and a high degree of overall durability ((1, 2)).  The MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z will be available March 1 for fleets in the United States and Canada.

"Michelin is excited to again offer a no compromise truck tire solution this time for regional steer tires.  The new MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z offers the industry's best combination of fuel savings and mileage in a regional application." said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. "When combined with the MICHELIN(®) X(®) Multi(TM) Energy D drive tire, the MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z provides a complete SmartWay regional solution."

Additionally, the X Multi Energy Z is ideal for the emerging super regional trucking application, which requires a tire that can withstand both irregular wear and scrub.  The super regional application is emerging due to changing logistical and transportation patterns.

The MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z tire is engineered with a dual compound tread and a new energy casing that provides low rolling resistance and long tread life.  Outstanding handling is delivered by inter-locking Matrix(TM) sipes.  Casing life is extended by curb guards and a rectangular bead bundle.  The MICHELIN X( )Multi Energy Z tire is available in three sizes: 11R22.5 LRG, 11R22.5 LRH and 275/80R22.5 LRH.

1 Based on industry standard rolling resistance testing of comparable steer tires.  Actual results may vary, and may be impacted by many factors, to include road conditions, weather & environment, driver performance, etc.

2 Compared to the MICHELIN® XZE®2 tire.

About Michelin

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America, Inc. ( employs more than 22,000 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  To learn more about truck tires, visit

CONTACT:  Mary Ann Kotlarich
Michelin North America

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