Sumitomo Ice Edge is a budget winter tire with a directional tread pattern, designed for use on passenger cars of various classes, as well as crossovers and SUVs. They are characterized by excellent traction, reliable grip and stable handling on snow, ice and even slush, as well as ride comfort. It’s a 2017 model.
- Excellent grip at low temperatures.
- Increased resistance to aquaplaning.
- 3D Sipe technology
- Strong sidewalls.
- Triangular toothed protector.
- Performance in a variety of road conditions.
- Rapid wear.
Sumitomo Ice Edge tires incorporate the latest engineering technology from the Japanese manufacturer, which provides a winning combination of high grip in any cold weather, mechanical comfort and quiet operation. This enables the Sumitomo brand to position the Ice Edge as a winter tire with all-season versatility.
The model is certified for severe winter conditions. The 3PMSF (Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake) marking is due to the tire’s design features, which are aimed at the unique requirements of cold weather.
For example, a specially developed tread compound ensures stable tire performance at low temperatures, while 3D siping technology maximizes the edge effect and allows Sumitomo Ice Edge to confidently contact snow and icy surfaces.
Wide sawtooth grooves dividing the shoulder blocks of the directional tread increase traction on snow and accelerate the evacuation of water and slush from the contact area.
The central tread blocks have a triangular shape, which increases the tire-to-road contact area and improves handling and stability on winter surfaces.
The optimal spike hole pattern will improve the grip of Sumitomo Ice Edge tires on ice in the event of studs.
Driving on dry, wet and snowy roads and off-road
Sumitomo Ice Edge is a winter studded rubber for passenger cars, introduced to consumers by a renowned tire manufacturer in early 2017. Sumitomo is part of a large Asian corporation for the production of iron, steel, machinery and equipment. The brand’s tires are in great demand among motorists in many countries due to the combination of affordable cost and high quality and performance characteristics.
The directional tire tread and the use of innovations provide excellent traction, excellent adhesion, dynamic handling and driving comfort on snow, ice or slush roads. The blocks of the treadmill were shaped into triangles to increase the contact patch area, which positively affected the responsiveness of control and manoeuvring stability. The three-dimensional siping of the tire enhances the edge effect, which affects driving stability and safety. The optimal placement of the anti-skid studs contributes to cross-country ability on icy roads and braking performance in the most difficult road conditions. The braking distance of a tire is on average 5% less than that of other brands.
Specially developed Sumitomo Ice Edge rubber allows the product to be used at high subzero temperatures. Silica and specific additives in its compound increase adhesion, elasticity and wear resistance. Due to the wide drainage grooves between the shoulder blocks of the tread, the rate of evacuation of water and snow slime from the contact zone increases, and the tire’s resistance to aquaplaning and sliding increases.
The Sumitomo Ice Edge tires are equipped with a steel cord reinforced with high strength nylon cushioning. Thanks to its increased structural reliability, it can handle any load and deliver impressive performance. Large tread depth and ultra-durable rubber completely eliminate punctures and cuts. According to the results of the tests, the duration of operation of Sumitomo in comparison with other winter models is 12% longer.