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, 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.
Fulda Carat Progresso tyre review
Average based on 47 test results
Grip in dry conditions
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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.