Michelin introduces award-winning Pilot Sport 5 high-performance summer tire with longer life, maximum wet, dry performance, Dynamic Response belt technology; Primacy 4+ sedan, SUV summer tire offers EverGrip technology for better wet braking

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January 31, 2022 (press release) –

The latest generation of MICHELIN summer tires, designed to give high performances throughout their life span

  • The MICHELIN Pilot Sport 5 tire: precision and driving pleasure for more miles ([1])
  • The MICHELIN Primacy 4+ tire: ever greater safety from the first mile to the last ([2])([3])([4]


Michelin is launching its new summer tire, the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 5, intended for sports car and high-performance sedan enthusiasts.

Designed to offer a unique combination of sporting performance and longevity:

  • it is the best performing summer tire among its main competitors in terms of life span for the sports category (1)
  • it offers precision and exceptional reactivity in curves thanks to the Dynamic Response technology that has already proven itself in motorsport. A hybrid Aramid and Nylon ply forms a belt around the complete tire structure to guarantee optimum transmission of driving instructions and further increase driving pleasure
  • it also offers maximum control thanks to extremely good grip and braking performance on dry ([1]) and wet ([2]) The Dual Sport Tread Design technology allows for tread optimization, with more performance in the wet thanks to the inner part of the tread and in the dry thanks to its outer tread blocks
  • the summer tire has been designed to enhance vehicles thanks to a deep black velvet appearance. As a result, it was the 2021 winner of the “Contemporary Good Design Award” organized by Red Dot Award ([3]).

Following the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 tire and winner of numerous awards ([1]), the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 5 tire will be available in Europe in 50 dimensions from 17 to 21 inches, as of January 1. It will be available worldwide as of March 1. It launches the 5th generation of the Pilot Sport range.


Michelin is also launching its new MICHELIN Primacy 4+ summer tire, designed for sedans and SUVs, for everyday journeys and long family trips.

It stands out with its better braking performance on wet ground when worn (4), offering ever greater safety from the first mile to the last. It owes this performance to the MICHELIN EverGrip technology, which cleverly combines two layers of rubber in order to offset the loss of tread depth and thus continue to better evacuate water when worn.

Safety from the first mile to the last (4), and a long life ([9]) characterize the MICHELIN Primacy 4+ summer tire, which is available as of January 1. It will be offered in 82 dimensions from 16-19 inches by March, reaching 121 dimensions from 16 to 21 inches by the end of 2022.

These latest generations of MICHELIN summer tires cover the main summer uses by sports car drivers, and also everyday requirements. High performing over the long term, they can be used for longer and thus contribute to reducing their environmental impact.

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