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Old 14th September 2019, 14:30   #1
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Default Apollo Tyres launches the Apterra AT2 SUV tyre

Apollo Tyres launched their 2nd generation All-Terrain SUV tyre, the Apollo Apterra AT2, in India to the media and business partners as well as to a few select off-roading groups in the Delhi-NCR region on 12 September 2019. The venue was The Ballroom at The Leela Palace Hotel, New Delhi.

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The current portfolio of Apterra tyres include the Apterra HP, HT and HT2 (for predominantly highway use), and the first generation Apterra AT (All-Terrain).

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Close-up view of the tyre
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The Apterra AT2 is an improved version of the Apterra AT, with better dry and wet performance and durability, as well as lower heat generation at low pressure, and lower road noise.

Technical presentation about the Apterra AT2 by Mr. Subhendra Baksi, Head of R&D, Passenger Vehicles (Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa)

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The list of sizes that the Apterra AT2 is available in

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It was a pleasure to discuss tyres in general and the Apterra AT2 in particular with Mr. Baksi

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Disclaimer: Apollo Tyres invited me to the event and covered costs of attendance.

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Is the white lettering standard or is it only for the ad, like in the MRF Wanderer ad?

Surprisingly, both Apollo and MRF have used the new Endeavour for their promotional video!
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Damm I was so hoping that they would have a 19 inch size available. But alas. But there is still hope. The slide with all the available tyre sizes says that 6 more sizes are upcoming. Really hope they cater to the minority of us Hexa XT/XTA owners.
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Is the white lettering standard or is it only for the ad, like in the MRF Wanderer ad?
We were given to understand that the white lettering will be standard on all sizes.
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Apollo tyres have made this tyre purely for the 4wd SUV segment. The thread title suggests the same too.

But at this current market scenario many owners with crossovers like Ecosport/Brezza/Nexon/Xuv300 explore the beaten paths. I personally know many owners who are looking for AT tyres for their crossovers, but the option's they have are very limited. So instead of starting from 235/60/R16, a startup from 205/60/R16 would have given them a better market share!

Loved the white lettering on the side wall.

Could have considered these tyres for my Duster AWD in the future, but i have to look elsewhere as i am not much keen on up-sizing and losing the extended warranty. Hope they will come-up with more size option's in the future.

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Apollo Tyres television commercial for the Apterra AT2 tyre was filmed in Iceland, with the tag line "Bad roads go to good places".

Stunning visuals in the video. Only grouse that I have is, if there were any chances of meeting the Yeti, I'd have expected that to happen in the Himalayas!
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Nice report! Good to see a tyre launch report for a change. And it has the usual "SS-Traveller" level of detail .

Am glad that white-lettering tyres are coming back in vogue. They look deadly - related thread & poll (White-lettering tyres coming back in vogue! Do you like them?).
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I love the aggressive tire tread block design, looks butch.

I hope the tire proves itself to be worthy of an AT. Good life, hardy (kerbs, pavements, rocks, sharp edges). And should be silent.

MRF Wanderer SL's design is a straight rip off from Pirelli Scorpion ATR's. This is something which I don't appreciate and this is where I really like Apollo.
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Default Re: Apollo Tyres launches the Apterra AT2 SUV tyre

Thanks for details SS-Traveller - it’s very helpful.
Sorry to bump the old thread
Has anyone used this tyre on their SUV?
Was keen to know the real- world usage report.

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