Scorpion Verde Pirelli: Green Performance for suvs

  • Green performance for SUVS
  • Scorpion Verde reduces overall fuel consumption by up to 3.9% in city driving and 3.4% in mixed driving conditions
  • It also reduces noise by one decibel: already complies with noise standards applicable from 2012
  • The new tyre has thus been lightened and designed to use up to 10% less raw materials,with the same reduction in environmental impact by unit produced
  • Up to 20% increase of mileage

Pirelli research and develop activity created new products in 2010 in the car and light truck tyre segment, flanking the existing green line of Cinturato tyres.

The Group decided to launch the Scorpion Verde in Barcelona. This is the first high performance ecological tyre for SUVs and crossovers that has been made in accordance with the Pirelli green performance strategy.
From March 15th to 25th, 2010, in the place where the “Scorpion” family of tyres dedicated to 4x4 vehicles was introduced 13 years ago, over 150 journalists and 400 resellers from all over Europe and Japan alternated in a marathon of presentations and tests – in town and on the Idiada circuit – organised by Pirelli to introduce the first SUV and crossover tyre that combines environmental friendliness, savings, braking, road hold and driving pleasure without impairing performance.

Scorpion Verde extends the green performance line to the world of SUVs, whose end users need a performance product that is also mindful of the environment.
Fabricated from materials without highly aromatic oils, Scorpion Verde reduces overall fuel consumption by up to 3.9% in city driving and 3.4% in mixed driving conditions (city and highway) as compared with the best-ofclass in this product category. It also reduces noise by one decibel, or almost a third of the total.
The new tyre has thus been lightened and designed to use up to 10% less raw materials, with the same reduction in environmental impact by unit produced.

The strongly ecological character of this tyre is complemented by improved braking, better hold on wet surfaces and handling. In addition to inheriting the ecological experience accumulated by Pirelli technicians with the Cinturato P7, Scorpion Verde develops the high performance technology of the PZero family.

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