Indian roads are well known. It’s a fact that most of the roads are uneven and are in bad condition. Besides the road, there are various landscapes and less travelled roads that most people love to explore these days. This is because of the best SUVs in the market these days. Whilst most people pay attention to the engine, power, mileage, and comfort of an SUV, they shouldn’t ignore the tyre.
These tyres make the journey smooth and memorable. If you’re one amongst those who love to wander around exploring beautiful landscapes or just drive to have the off-road experience, this list is for you.
Here are the top 6 SUV tyres for off-roading in India.
1. Hankook DynaPro AT M (RF10)
This Korean company’s tyre picked up momentum gradually in the off-road tyre segment for SUV. This puncture-resistant tyre is best for the tough terrain and is suitable for 4×4 vehicles. These tyres not only give a rugged look but safeguard it from bruises, break impacts and cuts. It has reinforced under-tread gauge, carcass, and thick sidewall to prevent it from off-road impacts. It has got a jointless bead wire that ensures safety while driving off-road at low pressure.
Price – Rs 8527 approx
2. MRF Wanderer A/T All-Terrain
The MRF Wanderer A/T All-Terrain is a pretty popular SUV tyre from the homegrown manufacturer. The tyre is best known for its value for money, which is a mix of durability and off-road performance. The tyre employs a superior tread pattern with a compound material composed of reinforced steel and N66 ply for added strength. Its staggered groves on the tread offer a praiseworthy off-road performance, whereas a multilayered high modulus carcass along with strong sidewall ensures that it has enhanced endurance capability off-road. The tyre is available for a long list of wheel sizes (From R 15 to R 18) and hence is available for a variety of SUVs.
Despite a lucrative price the Wanderer A/T All-Terrain is recommended for mild off-road activities. The closely packed tread blocks tend to incline towards a better on-road performance than off-road.
Price Bracket: Rs 4,900 to Rs 10,000 approx.
3. Michelin Primacy 4 ST
Michelin is a world-known brand for its quality tyres that are also used in racing. Taking the legacy to the next level, they’ve introduced Primacy, the tyre made for SUVs so that wanderlusts can enjoy the off-road experience. The tyre offers an amazing amalgamation of safety and performance. With this, you can go on any road and still feel safe and comfortable.
Tyre Price – Rs 6700
4. Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015
Taking the notch a bit higher is the all-new Geolandar A/T G015. The tyre is bestowed with a superior tread pattern with an aggressive shoulder block to shrug off even huge lumps of wet mud. Not only this, the tyre is an equally capable performer on snow, sand, rocks and gravel. The four deep grooves on the tread allow better water expulsion. Whereas, a triple polymer-silica compound with orange oil ensures superior tread grip.
The tyre also promises better road holding capabilities and durability. Under normal use, the tyre can last as much as 50,000 km. Although, the Geolander promises a better mileage, but that is slightly lesser than the fuel efficiency returned by the Wanderer and the Wrangler. Clearly, the tyre sacrifices a bit of mileage for the off-road performance it offers. Unlike the Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA, the Yokohama is available with a very wide range of tyre sizes almost equal to that of the Wanderer. One can choose from as small as 15-inch to as big as 18-inch wheel sizes.
Price bracket: Rs 5,500 to Rs 16,000 approx.
5. Michelin LTX Force
As mentioned earlier, Michelin is one of the reliable manufacturers in the tyre industry. It is one of the most preferred choices for off-road travellers in the world. It may be expensive, but it certainly deserves attention for its reliability and quality. Its LTX Force is the best choice when you’re planning a trip to steep mountains or ghats or even uneven roads. The traction is unbelievable and will keep you grounded. It comes in three rim sizes, 15, 16 and 17 inches.
Price – Rs 8955 to Rs 13865 approx
6. Pirelli Scorpion ATR
One of the top tyre manufacturers of the world, Pirelli, also has its popular off-road tyre to offer. The Scorpion ATR has been quite popular for offering an exceptional amalgamation of on and off-road performance. Thanks to an advanced tread pattern and the cutting edge compound technology, the Scorpion ATR makes sure that the ride is comfortable with minimum tyre noise. The curved central grooves offer continuous traction off-road; while the strong sidewalls make sure the tyre stays sturdy in bumpy situations.
However, the tread pattern has enough capability to surprise you off-road as well. The tyre maintains an equal level of performance on snow, mud, sand, gravel and tarmac. It also meets superior durability standards and also helps the vehicle to achieve its maximum fuel efficiency figure. On the downside, the tyre is only available in 16 and 17-inch wheel sizes, but the company may expand the size range in the coming days. A standard warranty of 4 years is offered by the manufacturer.
Price – Rs 8000 to Rs 18000 approx