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The Michelin Latitude Sport 3: a summer tyre for premium SUVs

New tyres Published the 28/04/2014 by Donal

Michelin continues to renew its tyre range with the launch of the Latitude Sport 3: a summer tyre primarily designed for sporty premium SUVs.

The Michelin Latitude Sport 3 equips the Porsche Macan Michelin launches the new Latitude Sport 3 for SUVs: a tyre with excellent wet braking performance - Copyright © : Porsche

Porsche Macan and the others

Michelin Latitude Sport 3Copyright © : Michelin

The Latitude Sport 3 is the latest summer tyre for SUVs in the Michelin range. It primarily targets high-sitting models that boast very dynamic handling. It can be found as original equipment on certain versions of the Porsche Macan, the Cayenne’s new little brother and competitor of the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 in the premium brand market. The tyre’s profile is half way between a low consumption tyre such as the Primacy and a high performance tyre like the Pilot Sport 3. Obviously, compared with the product it replaces, the tyre’s performance is said to be much better in all areas and especially for braking, with stopping distances 2.70 metres shorter on wet roads. Note that the Latitude Sport 3 achieves an “A” rating for wet grip in almost all available sizes.

Wide range of sizes available from 2014

The sporty Porsche Macan premium SUV Copyright © : Porsche

Presented at the very end of last year, the Latitude Sport 3 is available in a wide range of different sizes, covering almost all sizes generally required for the premium SUV market. A total of 43 different sizes are available ranging from 235/65 R17 up to 295/35 R21. Let’s hope that it will soon equip a large number of models in the category such as the Audi Q5, the BMW X3, the Mercedes GLK or even the Volkswagen Touareg.