In your mind, you probably have an SUV with large wheels, long wheel arches, and black cladding covering the rear half of the vehicle. Not to mention the rear-mounted spare wheel and the upright posture typical of an SUV. The country’s roads have an established reputation. The majority of the roads are indeed in need of repair and uneven. Nowadays, the majority of people like to take unknown routes to discover new vistas and less traveled roads. The best SUVs on the market right now are on offer to give thrills. People pay close attention to the engine, fuel economy, and comfort of an SUV, but they shouldn’t ignore the tires. These tire manufacturers generally produce better tires than their competitors, whether you occasionally use your SUV for city trips or outings in the countryside. They provide firm grip and ensure safe braking on the road as they are made of special compounds and tread patterns. Let’s dig deeper into the specifics of these popular mid-range SUV tyres.
Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015
The all-new Geolandar A/T G015 takes things up a notch. The tire is equipped with an exceptional tread pattern and an aggressive shoulder block to easily handle even huge chunks of wet mud. The tire performs equally well on snow, sand, rocks and gravel. In addition, the deep tread grooves improve water expulsion. A triple polymer-silica compound with orange oil, on the other hand, guarantees superior tread grip. Additionally, the tire is said to have improved handling and durability. The tire can last up to 50,000 kilometers under normal use. Yokohama is offered with a variety of tire sizes… Wheel sizes range from 15 inch diameter to 18 inch diameter.
Price: ₹6,570 – ₹25,835
Michelin LTX Force
Michelin is one of the tire industry’s trusted producers. It is one of the best options in the world for off-road travelers. Even though it is expensive, it deserves praise for its reliability and quality. When planning a trip to steep mountains, ghats or even uneven roads, its LTX Force is the best option. Incredible traction will keep you grounded. Three rim sizes are available: 15, 16 and 17 inches.
Price: ₹8,955 to ₹13,865 approx.
Also read: Tire maintenance tips before planning a long trip
CEAT Tsar AT
The OE tire of the desi Wrangler, Mahindra Thar 2020, guarantees effective grip on the most difficult terrain as well as a balanced crossing on asphalt. Labeled at the right price, the CEAT Czar AT tire allows you to drive effortlessly on the highways and off-road. Its square-shaped shoulder block combined with an aggressive tread pattern provides better stability and traction on all terrains. Innovative 2D tooth sipes provide excellent grip on wet and dry surfaces, while deep grooves effectively shed mud and water. For added sidewall security against steep potholes in the city and unexpected bumps on a rocky landscape, rim protectors are a godsend.
Price: ₹5,252 – ₹12,801
MRF Wanderer A/T all-terrain
The domestically produced MRF Wanderer A/T off-road SUV tire is highly regarded. The tire is best known for its value for money, which combines off-road performance with durability. The tire uses a superior tread pattern and compound material which is reinforced steel reinforced with an N66 ply. It has commendable off-road performance thanks to its offset grooves on the tread, and its high-modulus multi-layer carcass and strong sidewall ensure it can last longer off-road. The tire is offered for a wide range of wheel sizes (R 15 to R 18), making it suitable for a number of SUVs.
Price: ₹4,900 to ₹10,000
Hankook DynaPro AT M (RF10)
In the off-road SUV tire market, the tires of this Korean company have gradually gained ground. This 4×4 vehicle compatible puncture proof tire performs best on rough terrain. These tires protect the vehicle from shocks, impacts of breakage and cuts in addition to giving it a robust appearance. To protect it from off-road impacts, it features a reinforced undercage gauge, thick sidewall and casing. It is equipped with a jointless bead which guarantees safety when traveling off-road under light pressure.
Price: ₹8,527 approx.