Michelin Premier LTX Joins the Family of Premier Tires

Michelin has been a top choice of passenger car tires for decades by discerning drivers who seek out the very best tires for their vehicles. They spend a great deal of time, money and effort on research and development. As a result, their tires are often at the cutting edge of tire technology.  

From the first radial tires in the 1940s to the first high-silica rubber compounds in the 1990s, Michelin is consistently an industry leader in innovative new tire technology. Michelin's new Evergrip technology continues this trend of innovation. Evergrip first became available in Michelin's Grand Touring All-Season tire, the Premier A/S. As mentioned in "Michelin Replaces Primacy MXV4 with the New Premier A/S", there are three main components of Evergrip technology :

  • Sunflower oil additive in the rubber compound maintains wet traction even in lower temperatures
  • Extreme silica acts to further improve wet traction throughout the life of the tire
  • Emerging grooves widen as the tire wears, reducing hydroplaning

Consumer feedback and testing has been overwhelmingly positive on the Premier A/S. Now Michelin has released a tire with Evergrip for drivers of light trucks, crossovers and SUVs, called the Premier LTX.

The all-new Premier LTX is Michelin's companion to their Premier A/S tire for passenger cars. In addition to featuring Evergrip technology, the Premier LTX offers a size-tuned symmetric tread design for a quiet ride and durability along with a generous 60,000-mile treadwear warranty. It's available in H-speed and V-Speed ratings that are recommended for many higher end SUVs and crossover vehicles and was selected to be used on the new 2016 Lexus RX.  

Check out our Tire Decision Guide to confirm that this tire is a great choice for your vehicle. 


Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Tad Mays

Does the Michelin Premier LTX come in size 265/70R-16? This is for a 2003 GMC Yukon, and would replace a set of Michelin Latitude Tour tires purchased in 2012.

If the Premier LTX does not come in this size, would the comparable tires (to the Latitude series) be the Michelin Defender LTX M/S?

Thanks in advance.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Tad, The Defender LTX would indeed be the most comparable tire from Michelin in your size.

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