By Alex Kapadia
Summer is here and you know what that means – autumn clothes in the shops and winter ranges wheeled out by the tyres manufacturers!
Pirelli has just announced its line up of winter tyres for the 4×4/SUV and van markets.
So here’s a preview of the tyres the Italian company want to see the best dressed cars sporting for 2009 to 2010.
The Scorpion Ice & Snow is designed to work particularly well at low temperatures and is produced in aspect ratios 35 to 75 Series, wheel diameter codes 15 to 21 and speed codes T, H and V.
The Chrono Winter, meanwhile, is available for vans in aspect ratios 60 to 75 Series, wheel diameter codes 14 and 16 and speed codes R, S and T.
Both tyres are emblazoned with the “Snowflake” symbol in the North American market, which is embossed on the sidewall of winter tyres that indicates their specialisation for snow.
But will they make your car’s bumper look big?