In recent times, there has been a steady increase in the sales of premium midsize and full-size sedans and SUVs. Even the luxury vehicle segment has seen an uptick in numbers, which tells a lot about the changing preferences of people for their daily drives. Since performance is gradually becoming a considerable parameter in a new car purchase, choosing the right set of tyres has also become a must thing. For that, CEAT has launched a new range of performance-oriented tyres, the CEAT SportDrive.
What Are The Prerequisites Of A Tyre For A Luxury Car Or SUV?
A premium luxury sedan or an SUV focuses more on outright comfort and driving dynamics, rather than efficiency. It is for these reasons that the tyres for such vehicles need to excel in terms of offering excellent stability while cornering and while driving on straight stretches, without compromising on the ride quality. In addition to this, a tyre should have equally good levels of grip on both wet and dry surfaces, so that the vehicle doesn’t skid even on wetter surfaces.
How Effective Is CEAT SportDrive Around Corners?
For a performance tyre, ensuring stability around corners at all speeds comes out to be the main pre-requisite, and the CEAT SportDrive succeeds in being one. The SportDrive features an asymmetric tread pattern with solid outer side geometry, which offers excellent capabilities and stability while cornering, irrespective of what the speeds are.
Does CEAT SportDrive Feel Stable On Wet Terrains?
One of the main highlights of the CEAT SportDrive as a high-performance tyre is the presence of safer DriveWide longitudinal grooves. The functionality of these grooves is an effective water displacement, thus ensuring good aquaplaning resistance, which helps in better stability over wet surfaces.
Is CEAT SportDrive Durable In The Long Run?
What makes the CEAT SportDrive a long-lasting tyre is its advanced and modern compounding followed during its manufacturing. It results in a lower energy loss while driving at higher speeds, which eventually results in a lower wear rate, thus making the CEAT SportDrive a durable tyre which lasts longer than usual.
Does CEAT SportDrive Enhance The Driving Dynamics Of A Vehicle?
The CEAT SportDrive high-performance tyres feature robust shoulder area construction, which helps the tyre to gain additional traction from the shoulder area. It proves to be helpful when the vehicle tackles corners at higher speeds, where the CEAT SportDrive doesn’t fall out of traction, thus ensuring a stable balance of ride and handling.
What Cars & SUVs Are Compatible With The CEAT SportDrive?
CEAT has launched the SportDrive range of sedan and SUV tyres in various configurations of 17 inches and 18 inches. Following is the entire lineup of CEAT SportDrive range of tyres along with suitable vehicles in which they can be fitted:
|205/45 R17||Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300|
|205/50 R17||Mercedes Benz A-Class, Skoda Octavia|
|215/45 R17||Kia Seltos GT-Line, Volkswagen T-Roc|
|215/50 R17||Audi Q2, Audi Q3, Skoda Superb|
|225/45 R17||BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe, Jaguar XE|
|225/50 R17||BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Mercedes Benz C-Class, BMW X1|
|225/40 R18||BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, Mercedes Benz CLA|
|225/55 R18||Audi A6, Lexus NX|
|235/45 R18||Toyota Camry, Volvo S60, Mercedes Benz GLA, Lexus ES|
|235/55 R18||Volkswagen Tiguan, Skoda Kodiaq, Citroen C5 Aircross, Volvo XC40|
|245/45 R18||Mercedes Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Volvo S90, Jaguar XF|