Question: What is the tyre pressure for TOYOTAINNOVA?
Question: What is the tyre size for TOYOTAINNOVA?
Answer:205/65 R 15.
It isno secret that the tyre replacement market in India is the next big stopoverfor all the major national & International tyre manufacturers &everyone is ready to stake their claim on this ever expanding continuouslygrowing market or at least a piece of it. But, what about the consumers? It isno secret that an average Indian consumer more often than not is priceconscious while at the same time expecting a top quality product. For anaverage tyre customer it becomes a very tedious task to identify the rightchoice of tyres. Tyre Times as we all know is always trying to stay a stepahead when it comes to the industry & with the help of our tyre experts,who can quickly scan the market and pick some value deals for the customers, wecame up with the idea of a video series on “Value Deals on Tyres”.
Thetyres that we are going to show you today are for the TOYOTA INNOVA which comewith an OE fitment size of 205/65 R 15.
Asalways the challenge for us is to identify the price point where you – thecustomer gets great value, without compromising on basic features of the tyres-an exhaustive check revealed that a tyre under Rs.3900 would make an excellentdeal.
Optionsfrom Indian tyre companies were also filtered through the cost parameter.However, none of the Indian brands made the cut as the lowest in this categoryretails at around Rs. 4500/-. We thereafter moved over to researching oninternationally renowned tyre brands to discover options which apart fromproviding great quality also qualifies through our tough price challenge.
So here are the best 3 in this category strictlyin alphabetical order:
Thefirst tyre we have selected is Giti Wingro. Giti Tire is a Singaporean companyand counts among the top 15 largest tyre companies in the world. Giti Tire isknown for its focus on R&D- with research centers in Europe, Asia &U.S.A. It employs a whopping 600 engineers in its research efforts.
Tosomeone who is uninitiated into Giti brand, the company has some great O.E.Mtie ups with some of the largest global automotive manufacturers. It boasts of8 manufacturing plants all over the world, makes more than 5 crore tyre peryear, has more than 65,000 retail outlets all over the world and is now buildinga new factory in U.S.A.
Giti Wingro: Giti Wingro stands out asbeing a strong and durable tyre, especially made for rough Asian roads likewhat we have in India. The tyre has agreat wet traction which implies that it will brake nicely and not skid in wetconditions. The tyre also shows good overall flexibility which translates intogood drive comfort. This we noticed has been made possible by balancing beadand belt components through good profile and structure design. Please take notethat Giti Wingro comes with ISI mark and a 3 years warranty from the date ofmanufacturing. This tyre retails in India at Rs. 3500/- and ticks all the boxeswhich makes Giti Wingro a great value for money buy.
Bottom line – This tyre can be thoroughlytrusted.
Thesecond tyre in our list is from kumho Tyres – a South Korean company whichagain counts among the top 15 tyre companies in the world. Kumho also hasmultiple manufacturing locations all around the world and like GITI is inadvance stage of starting its manufacturing plant in USA. The pattern whichmade it to our list is called Kumho Solus KH15.
Kumho Solus KH 15: When we studied thistyre, what caught our eye was tyre’s center and shoulder block design- it looksgood, is utilitarian and is designed to provide good resistance againstaquaplaning which translates to a good wet grip.
Tyreoptions in this size generally come with strong durability quotient and SolusKH15 will also not disappoint you on this front. The tyre also comes with animpressive V speed rating which means that the tyre is suitable for high speeddriving too. Like GITI wingro, Solus KH 15 also comes with ISI Mark and is soldin India with 3 years warranty from the date of manufacturing. The tyre retailsin India at Rs.3500/- which again makes this tyre too a good value for moneybuy.
Thethird tyre which makes to our list is from NANKANG- a Taiwanese tyremanufacturer. The company is not as large as the two earlier names but is knownfor great quality products and is the brands is characterized by sportydesigns. The pattern we have selected for you in this category is XR611 andcomes with H rating.
Nankang – XR611: We noticed thatNankang has added angled tread blocks to go along with four circumferentialgrooves which in our opinion is designed to maintain traction on wet roadsurfaces and delivering increased resistance to hydroplaning. This implies thatthis tyre too will break very nicely on wet roads. We also liked the SipingDesign. This in our experience will give the tyre multiple biting edges forincreased grip and improved brake performance on dry, wet and even snow coveredroads.
Thistyre also gives a quieter ride which has been made possible by variable pitchtread sequence. Like the other twobrands cited earlier Nankang also has designed this tyre to be durable andsuitable for Indian roads. This tyre also comes with an ISI Mark and retails inIndian market at around Rupee 3300 /- .