We've yet to drive on it, but as we love all season tyres here at Tyre Reviews, we figured we'd bring you the press release!
Success founded on more than two decades of experience in four-season tyres
Apollo Vredestein introduced a completely new generation of four-season tyres- the Vredestein Quatrac 5. With a comprehensive know-how and experience, and the technological ingenuity incorporated in the latest version of the tyre, this model has all the makings to create a new benchmark in its segment.
Vredestein and four-season tyres have been an obvious match ever since the introduction of the first generation of the Vredestein Quatrac in 1993. Like all Vredestein tyres, the new Vredestein Quatrac 5 has also been developed in Apollo Tyres’ global R&D centre for passenger vehicle tyres in Enschede, the Netherlands, the main repository of the company’s innovation, experience and know-how.
Innovative tread design
The new Vredestein Quatrac 5 is characterised by the sleek, asymmetrical design of the tread - a sophisticated symbiosis of winter and summer tyres. The profile on the summer side, with reduced air ratio, ensures excellent handling, superior steering precision and plenty of lateral grip on dry and wet road surfaces. The winter side, which deploys advanced sipe technology, ensures exceptional grip on cold or snowy surfaces. Another striking feature is the asymmetrical outer longitudinal groove, the edges of which are placed at different angles in the tyre tread. This further optimises the stiffness of the tyre, resulting in greater stability and enhanced handling on dry road surfaces.
New technology: 3D Grip Claws
Several new technologies make their debut in the Vredestein Quatrac 5, such as the 3D Grip Claws. Arranged between the sipes in the middle of the tyre, they ensure perfect grip in bends and make it possible to accelerate faster, even on snowy and icy roads.
Full Silica Compound
Another new aspect of the Vredestein Quatrac 5 is the Full Silica tread compound mix, which is characterised by a special polymer composition. This ensures a high degree of resistance to wear – making for a long lifespan – while the even distribution of pressure results in an even wear pattern. The development of the tread compound was based on Apollo Vredestein's newest mixers, which deploy a tandem mixing technique, with the first mixing stage and silanisation phase of the rubber compound taking place simultaneously.
Green EU tyre label, recognised winter tyre
A further key aspect of the Vredestein Quatrac 5 is the low rolling resistance, which reduces fuel consumption. Add to this the short braking distances on wet surfaces, plus exceptionally low rolling noise, and the Vredestein Quatrac 5 scores well on all three aspects of the EU tyre label. This has rightfully resulted in the tyre receiving the ‘green’ label. Vredestein Quatrac 5 also features the Three Peak Snowflake symbol and the regular M&S coding. This means that the four-season tyre complies with the guidelines in countries where winter tyres are compulsory.
Vredestein Quatrac 5 technology in brief:
Optimised performance in all conditions: with an asymmetrical outer longitudinal groove for greater stability and enhanced handling on dry surfaces.
Vredestein Quatrac know-how: more than twenty years of leadership in four-season tyres.
3D Grip Claws: great grip when cornering, faster acceleration on snow and ice.
Clever and attractive design, with unique summer and winter sides: optimised performance in all conditions.
Green EU tyre label: low rolling resistance, short braking distances on wet surfaces, exceptionally quiet operation.
Full Silica Compound: durability and long lifespan.
Vredestein Quatrac 5 sizes
185/65 R15 88 H
195/65 R15 91 H
185/60 R15 88 H XL
195/60 R15 88 H
185/55 R15 82 H
195/55 R15 85 H
215/65 R16 98 H
205/60 R16 96 H XL
205/55 R16 91 H
205/55 R16 91 V
225/50 R17 98 V XL
225/45 R17 94 V XL