French tyre major Michelin on Monday said it will start original equipment supplies to Honda?s sedan Civic in India.
The company?s Indian subsidiary Michelin India Tyres will supply its premium ?Energy MXV8? tyres for the Civic.
?This particular tyre is truly designed for comfort and chosen by the main Asian car makers for its silence and fuel savings. We see this as a first step in starting a relationship with Honda in India to compliment an already very close partnership we share with Honda worldwide,? Jean Paul Caylar, CEO of Michelin in India, said in a statement.
Michelin said its Energy MXV8 belongs to the family of ?Energy Tyres? developed using the Green ?X? silica based compound, replacing carbon black, a petroleum derivative.
This process reduces the rolling resistance of a tyre, thereby reducing fuel consumption, which in turn reduces the corresponding amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle, it said.