Apollo has launched its new Aspire XP summer tyre which it says improves handling and braking on wet roads by 22% and 7% respectively compared to its predecessors.
Available in 52 fitments, the Aspire XP replaces Apollo's range of Aspire 4G and Apterra HP tyres.
The brand is also increasing its market coverage in the 17-inch, 18-inch and 19-inch segment by adding 20 new sizes in both the car and SUV segments.
Apollo said safety and comfort were given priority during the research and development phase.
An improved silica tread compound enhances handling on wet roads by 22% compared to the Aspire XP's predecessors, while braking distance in wet road conditions has been improved by 7%.
The manufacturer said on dry roads the Aspire XP's stiffer outer shoulder blocks and central lane reduce the braking distance by 4% and ensure a higher degree of steering response accuracy.
Apollo added that sipes placed on the inside shoulder of the tyre reduce interior noise and the use of more flexible sidewall materials has improved shock absorption.