The Pilot Alpin 5 SUV is Michelin's Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow tire developed to meet the needs of enthusiast drivers of performance-tuned pickup trucks, crossovers and SUVs who don't want wintry conditions to prevent them from enjoying their vehicles year-round.
A winter-focused compound molded into a highly siped, directional tread pattern features broad shoulder blocks and a wide, central groove to blend stability and cornering grip on dry roads with hydroplaning resistance and traction in slush, snow and on ice. A specialized undertread minimizes energy dissipation to reduce rolling resistance and aid fuel economy, while the two-ply, reinforced polyester casing improves sidewall robustness for added durability. Two high-strength steel belts supporting the tread are reinforced by a polyamide cap ply to aid in handling responsiveness and provide high-speed durability.
Michelin is a French tyre manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France. It is the second largest tyre manufacturer in the world after Bridgestone and larger than both Goodyear and Continental. In addition to the Michelin brand, it also owns the BFGoodrich, Kleber, Tigar, Riken, Kormoran and Uniroyal tire brands.