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Old 12th July 2022, 17:23   #1
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Ceat SportDrive range of tyres launched in India

Ceat has launched its SportDrive range of tyres in India. These tyres are designed for premium sedans and SUVs.

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Ceat SportDrive tyres were first introduced in the European market in 2017. They feature an asymmetrical tread pattern that is claimed to offer superior cornering stability and precise steering control at high speeds.

Ceat’s MRC technology is said to offer lower noise levels, while the tyre’s Dual Silica Compound is claimed to offer improved grip in both wet and dry conditions.

The Ceat SportDrive range is available in 11 sizes for 17-19-inch rims. It is designed for models like the Mercedes-Benz CLA, C-Class, E-Class, BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, Jaguar XF, Volvo S90, Audi A8, VW Tiguan, Audi Q5, Mini Cooper, etc.

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Re: Ceat SportDrive range of tyres launched in India

Looks like a good product. Especially if they have paid attention to the compound. This would be a good competitor to the MRF Perfinzas but for the fact that while Perfinzas also come in size 16 to fit 16 inch wheels, these seem to stop at 17. That could be a bit of a limitation.
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Old 14th July 2022, 07:26   #3
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Do these have the Fringe rim protectors? With low profile tyres and our road conditions, rim protector strenthening is important for rims and tyre walls.
And what are the sizes on offer?
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Ceat has launched its SportDrive range of tyres in India. These tyres are designed for premium sedans and SUVs.

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Ceat SportDrive tyres were first introduced in the European market in 2017. They feature an asymmetrical tread pattern that is claimed to offer superior cornering stability and precise steering control at high speeds.

Ceatís MRC technology is said to offer lower noise levels, while the tyreís Dual Silica Compound is claimed to offer improved grip in both wet and dry conditions.

The Ceat SportDrive range is available in 11 sizes for 17-19-inch rims. It is designed for models like the Mercedes-Benz CLA, C-Class, E-Class, BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, Jaguar XF, Volvo S90, Audi A8, VW Tiguan, Audi Q5, Mini Cooper, etc.

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Great move by Ceat India, happy to see Indian manufacturer emerging in UHP segment.
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Re: Ceat SportDrive range of tyres launched in India

Being a satisfied (somewhat) repeat user of Perfinza, I hope the Ceats are as good and competitively priced.
My only grudge against Perfinzas - tyre life. Can't seem to cross 30K on a hatchback. Will the Ceat last longer? But they dont have 15 or 16 inches so cant try.

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Have just ordered a set of 4 for my Hexa. Am I right??? They were pretty cheap comparatively. Hope they perform better than the standard MRF Wanderers. Given the fact that they were introduced for premium SUVs I expect they should do the job and more. Only worry is life. Well, only time will tell.
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Hey guys, was planning on a change of tyres from the PS4’s on my car. These Ceat tyres seem like a very cost effective option now considering the high prices of the PS4. Would you guys suggest the change to the Sportdrives?
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Hey guys, was planning on a change of tyres from the PS4ís on my car. These Ceat tyres seem like a very cost effective option now considering the high prices of the PS4. Would you guys suggest the change to the Sportdrives?
TIA
Can you mention the vehicle and size? Would suggest you consider the Vredestein Ultrac Vorti as well in addition to the SportDrive
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Can you mention the vehicle and size? Would suggest you consider the Vredestein Ultrac Vorti as well in addition to the SportDrive
It's for the vento in my garage, running 17 inch wheels and a stage 2 setup. It currently has 205/45/17 on Lenso wheels.
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It's for the vento in my garage, running 17 inch wheels and a stage 2 setup. It currently has 205/45/17 on Lenso wheels.
The Ceats are available only on 205/45R17 (looks like a steal at 7k apiece), and the Vredesteins only on 215/45R17. Would suggest to go for 215/45 as the diameter will be similar to the Vento's stock size and hence no loss in ground clearance. Your ground clearance on the 205/40R17s is around 12 mm lower.

On 215/45R17 you have the further option of Conti UC6s or Yoko BluEarths which are more expensive than the Vredesteins but still cheaper than Michelins.

Word of advice - no matter which size you go for, ensure that the tyres have "2 Polyester" or "2 Rayon" mentioned against "sidewall plies". Attaching a reference image below :-

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The Ceats are available only on 205/45R17 (looks like a steal at 7k apiece), and the Vredesteins only on 215/45R17.
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Thanks for the information. Will look at the options when I'm changing the tyres.

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Have just ordered a set of 4 for my Hexa. Am I right??? They were pretty cheap comparatively.
Hello Studedude,

How is your experience with the Sportdrives? Could you please update...

Thanks in advance..
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