A high performance summer tyre that excels in the rain
New High Performance summer tyre for mid and top range cars.
The Carat Progresso combines high aquaplaning resistance with exceptional wet grip - for optimal handling, even when it rains.
High aquaplaning resistance
Superb control in the wet
High aquaplaning resistance. The directional tread pattern features deep grooves that quickly channel water away from the tyre surface, reducing the risk of aquaplaning on rain-covered roads.
Superb control in the wet. Our high-grip compound technology delivers superb traction and shorter braking distances on wet roads.
Low noise. Enjoy quiet driving with a tyre that minimises noise disturbance for you and the surrounding environment. A staggered tread block arrangement lowers internal and external noise emissions.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
Carat Progresso tyre review
Average based on 1,470 test results
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30.09.2013fromKevin Marshall Good All round tyre difficult to get hold of in Cornwall
31.05.2013fromPhilip Davies Fulda are great tires and are my brand of choice.
04.04.2013fromMindaugas wears too quick
13.12.2012fromArlin. K. Smith Fitted to one of two identical Saab 9-3's these tyres easily out-perform the (very expensive) Pirelli P6000's fitted to the other.