Best Off-Roading SUV Tyres For Indian Roads
Published On 11-Jun-2020 18:29:45
Give your vehicle some extra grip with meaty set of off-road tyres
Off-roading is fun. It takes you into a different mood, away from the chaos and hustle of the city life. Packed with friends and family and rolling out your rugged SUV for an adventurous trip on a weekend is certainly a blessing which few cherish. While choosing the SUV, you, of course, went along with the one which perfectly matched your touring habits. However, no matter how capable your sports utility vehicle is, it does not show its true capability unless it gets the right pair of shoes to perform.
The upcoming Auto Expo 2020 is around the corner now. Major carmaker including Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Kia will be present at the show and as many as eleven brands are expected to showcase their upcoming SUVs. Without further ado, let’s have a look at the top five best off-roading tyres in India.
Hankook DynaPro AT M (RF10)
Price: Rs 8527 (approximately)
With its DynaPro AT M series, the South Korean tyremaker Hankook is gradually picking pace in India when it comes to off-road tyres. Suitable for 4x4 vehicles, the Hankook DynaPro AT M gets rugged puncture-resistant tyre pattern to overcome the toughest terrains. Apart from guarding it against the cuts, impact breaks and bruises, the wraparound tread gives it a rugged look too. To absorb the off-road impacts and improve gripping ability, it gets reinforced under-tread gauge, thick sidewall and reinforced carcass. The jointless bead wire ensures there is no bead separation when driving off-road at low pressure.
MRF Wanderer A/T
Price: Rs 6105 – Rs 13190 (approximately)
Probably the tyre range with the most tyre size options in the all-terrain tyres category. It fits almost all the entry-level to mid-size SUVs. The MRF Wanderer A/T is packed with cut-resistant tread compounds. The multi-layered hi-modulus carcass and sidewall elevate the driving experience a notch higher. Adding ruggedness to the tyre are the reinforced steel belt and N66 ply which ensure the tyre displays impressive performance on all terrains. The biggest factor which makes it appear on every off-road tyre enthusiasts’ list is its reasonable pricing.
Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015
Price: Rs 6570 – Rs 16532 (approximately)
The Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 can be singled out as one of the most preferred SUV tyres in India. Its unique tread design helps it cut through large lumps of wet mud besides better water evacuation channels. The rubber is equally a good performer on sand, rock, snow and gravel courtesy the four wide grooves. Whether it is wet grip or regular road conditions, the Yokohama outperforms its competitors. However compared to its rivals, the fuel consumption is slightly more with Geolander A/T G015 due to its strong gripping capability.
Pirelli Scorpion ATR
Price: Rs7850 – Rs 10222(approximately)
Coming from the top tyremakers of the world, the Pirelli Scorpion ATR lends the right balance between off-road and on-road performance. Tyre noise is highly controlled in the Scorpion ATR due to the use of advanced compound technology. The strong sidewalls ensure the ride remains steady during bumps whereas the curved central grooves bestow the much-needed traction off the road. Thanks to its unique tread pattern, the rubber returns commendable performance on snow, gravel, mud and sand. The tyre is quite durable, however, it is only offered in 16 and 17-inch rim size options.
Michelin LTX Force
Price: Rs 8955 – Rs 13865 (approximately)
The Michelin LTX Force has been among the first choice of off-road enthusiasts worldwide. The most expensive off-road tyre in the list, the Michelin is worth getting on board if comfortable drive and superior road grip are your priorities. Whether you are climbing the steep slopes on mountains or ghats or broken roads, the LTX Force won’t let you down with its excellent traction capability. Unlike the Pirelli Scorpion ATR, it comes with three rim sizes – 15, 16 and 17-inches.