Pirelli has launched its first all-season tyre targeted at owners of ‘city cars, who aren’t looking for extreme performance and who don’t cover a huge number of kilometres per year’. It is ideally suited to many UK drivers who don’t want the hassle of switching between summer and winter tyres.
The new Cinturato All Season tyre is also the only aftermarket all-season tyres with ‘seal inside’ technology, which repairs itself if punctured.
Pirelli’s latest tyre is perfect in summer, without any of the performance drop-off seen by winter tyres in hot conditions, and works just as well in non-extreme winter conditions – as typically seen in towns and cities. In fact, according to Pirelli, the Cinturato All Season delivers its very best performance in those conditions where having either a summer tyre or a winter tyre would be a compromise.
While the Italian tyre manufacturer continues to recommend winter tyres for performance cars and extreme conditions, it introduced the new tyre to satisfy motorists who prefer a single tyre due to their particular pattern of vehicle usage, rather than alternating between summer and winter tyres.
In particular, the new Pirelli tyre is aimed at women, young drivers, and second family cars, with the idea of not just offering a tyre but an actual ‘service’ that makes life easier: ideal for those who live in large and busy cities, where winter conditions are never that extreme. The All Season is designed for recently manufactured cars with small to medium engines, and it will be available in 15-inch, 16-inch and 17-inch versions. By the end of 2015, there will be 21 different sizes of All Season tyre.