Incorporated in 1888, founding brothers Édouard and André Michelin started the Michelin Rubber Factory in Paris, France. The small Rubber Company has now grown into the world largest tire manufacturer. The first MICHELIN® Radial tire was introduced in 1946, titled the X Tire. The design of the X Tire is now the standard design of current world passenger and light truck tires, with minor improvements added over the years. Michelin has grown steadily in size, and in 2007, the company employed 113,500 people in several countries around the world. Since 2008, MICHELIN® has been the largest tire manufacturer in the world, surpassing Bridgestone. MICHELIN® attributes the success of the company to the vision, "Contribute to the Progress of Mobility". MICHELIN® applies this vision to the employees, company values, the consumer, the environment, and the extremely high standards of being a responsible member of society. MICHELIN® is the only Tire Manufacturer to win the J.D. Power and Associates award every year since the founding of the survey.
The LTX M/S2 is an exceptional choice for light trucks/SUV's/ and Crossover vehicles. This all-season tire features the ability to stop seven feet shorter than the leading competitor, due to a new Silica Tread Compound and better lateral water evacuation to help stopping distance. The LTX M.S2 has great density of full depth 3-d active sipes that allow 8% more biting edges than the MICHELIN® LTX M/S tire. The LTX M/S2 has a 70,000-mile tread wear or mileage limited warranty.
Many Tire Brands offer an Ultra-High-Performance Tire, but none compare to the MICHELIN® Exalto A/S. This tire features an all-season traction design, with a 45,000-mile limited warranty. The Exalto has precise control in wet conditions, made possible by deep, precisely cut HydroChutes that help channel water away from the tread patch. To enhance cornering capabilities, a European Handling Profile was added to the design that gives the tire progressive, predictable cornering, letting the driver enjoy the vehicle's performance capabilities.
MICHELIN® has created the Energy LX4, which was designed to increase fuel mileage, while still providing a great all-season tire. The Energy LX4 is a passenger car/minivan tire that uses an EnergySaver construction which helps deliver excellent fuel efficiency by reducing friction of the tire. This tire features a European handling profile, for improved cornering capabilities. MICHELIN® used their signature MICHELIN® Comfort Control Technology, which uses computer-optimized design and precision manufacturing to reduce vibration and road noise.