Glacier GC01 has been designed for LVR drivers. Thanks to its special compound and tread gear, top-notch grip, exceptional braking, and best-in-class handling are delivered even when subjected to low temperatures (-60°C). Aesthetically unique ice axe pattern on sidewall not only gives high differentiation but also better self-cleaning properties.
Central grooves- Enhanced water dispersion.
Sipes on Central Rib- Better grip on snow.
Y-shaped, lateral, staggered grooves to decrease noise levels and lift grip on icy and snowy surfaces.
V-grooves- Asymmetrical V-grooves to lower noises and Enhanced grip on icy or snowy surfaces.
Tie-Bar- Close-set sipes to decrease noise lovels.
Sipes on Pattern- Enhanced performance of water film destroying on icy and snowy surfaces.
Tread Gear- enhanced rigidity、lift braking performance on icy or snowy road、High product differentiation.
Tread Bridge- Lifted stability under high loading circumstances.
Ice Axe Pattern- Unique ice axe pattern on sidewall to disperse snow.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm.
This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow.
Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.