Petlas introduces its ultimate solution for extreme weathers

Standing on the shoulders of more than four decades of expertise, the Turkish tire manufacturer Petlas is well known for their emphasis on continuous development. Distilling the accumulated know-how, Petlas rolled out a new pattern specifically designed to help drivers discover the hidden beauties of winter even under the most challenging weather and road conditions: Glacier W661.

“Our R&D team has discovered a new way of enjoying the underestimated beauties of winter, the ones that only the harshest weather conditions may create.” said Oguz Ay, International Sales and Marketing Director of Petlas. According to Mr. Ay, uninterrupted and continuous mobility is the most demanded feature today’s drivers expect from a tire and the company puts a lot of thought in offering solutions that enable users keep moving regardless of the weather and road conditions. “When it comes to winter driving, reliability is the key” concluded Mr. Ay, “Drivers need tires that can help them navigate through life with a tranquil mind free of worrying about the suprises winter has in store. This new pattern will help us uncover opportunities to find new venues of growth and will depict our aspiration to create the feeling of ultimate “trust”, which is embedded in the very fabric of our brand essence.”

PERFORMANCE FOR THOSE ON THE ROAD, SAFETY FOR THOSE WAITING AT HOME

Glacier W661 ensures reliable winter driving and a controlled and safe feel by providing an excellent combination of grip and braking performance. The multi-faceted claws located between the blocks and shoulder provides a firm contact with the snowy or icy surface and transfer full acceleration and braking power to the road with relentless grip. The pattern not only creates additional gripping edges but also offers predictable and precise handling needed whilst changing lanes on the daily commute or a joyride through a route snaking its way into the scenery.

WHEN THE ROAD IS BLANKETED WITH SNOW, WATCH OUT FOR THE MONSTER BELOW

In addition to the tire’s perfect snow performance, the multi-level block sides of Glacier W661 bites the icy surface with its teeth to guarantee persistent grip on icy roads, too. The pattern is carefully designed to avoid the trechearous risk of slushplanning with its transverse grooves. State of the art tread compound responds to varying weather temperatures to ensure same level of safety features whilst simultaneously improving longevity to maximize overall value per cost.

All these features come together to convey a reliable winter performance and a trouble-free mind.

DEVELOPED IN CENTRAL ANATOLIA, TESTED IN NORTHERN EUROPE

Glacier W661 is designed and developed in Petlas’ production facilities in Kırsehir, located in the heart of Anatolian steppes which is known with freezing temperatures of continental climate. A long process of careful engineering and computer modelling was dedicated to the development of this tire, however Petlas perfectly knows that the map is not the territory. The prototypes were tested at the in-house testing laboratories and the company’s own test track as well. The results were enough to get the tire 3PMSF certified but Petlas took it several steps further to have the tire rigorously tested in the challenging weather conditions of Finland. And the test results proved that Glacier was capable of coping with the worst winter conditions on the planet.

The new tire is currently available in three sizes with reinforced sidewalls: 215/50 R17, 225/50 R17 and 225/45 R17 and Petlas is willing to expand the size range by offering 14 additional sizes ranging from 13 to 17 inch fitments.

FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS TO WHERE THEY COME FROM, NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER IMPOSES.

The same safety and comfort features are ready to hit the slopes on 4×4 vehicles and SUV’s to keep beautiful winter memories within reach, as Petlas is planning to offer an adaptation of Glacier suitable for 4×4’s, SUV’s and crossovers. This new tire, namely Explero Ice W681, can perfectly play with both feet, this is to say it fullfills the expactations of drivers who pursue a commanding performance in town and the spirit of adventure on outdoor expeditions.

With perfect snow grip, reduced braking distance and excellent wear behavior, Explero Ice is the perfect choice to turn the end of the road into the beginning of the journey.