The rallye 4x4 street has an innovative double V-shaped tread pattern which allows the simultaneous displacement of water across both the length and the width of the tyre.
Because water is dispersed so quickly, you have the reassurance of aquaplaning safety and the enjoyment of top performance even on wet roads.
The rallye 4x4 street features wide shoulder blocks. These absorb the forces that act on the tyre when cornering, leaving you with a steady ride, responsive steering in the wet and dry and excellent traction on unpaved and snowy roads – even in light off-road conditions.
The rallye 4x4 street was developed for on-road use, so it's much quieter than other SUV tyres. Its optimised silica compound absorbs some of the shocks experienced when driving and reduces vibrations from the road surface. Thanks to an additional casing layer, the tyre is very robust and provides a smooth off-road feeling.
In the special issue of AutoBild for off-roaders, the test team pushed eight summer tyres for SUVs to their limits. At the end of the testing programme, the Uniroyal Rallye 4x4 Street came out on top. Top marks in the aquaplaning test, for ride comfort and traction on grass catapulted the tyre into first place.
The car magazine put six 215 / 65 R 16 H, SUV tyres through a series of tough tests on dry roads, in mud and in the wet. At the end, the Uniroyal stood unchallenged at the head of the field. It earned the most points under all conditions.
Tyres with high wet grip performance (A or B graded) have shorter braking distances on wet roads and are, therefore, safer in the rain. As with fuel efficiency, the D grade isn’t used and there are no plans to use G.
Tyres account for up to 20% of your vehicle’s fuel consumption so, if you want to get more miles per tank of fuel, you should choose tyres with a high fuel efficiency rating. You will also lower your CO2 emissions. It comes down to rolling resistance i.e. the energy lost when a tyre is moving. The lower the rolling resistance, the less energy is lost and the lower your fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The difference between an A-rated tyre and a G-rated tyre could be as much as 6 litres per 625 miles.
This is the external noise made by the tyre and is measured in decibels. The more filled bars shown on the label, the louder the tyres.