The compact tyre. For compact-class and middle-class vehicles.
The modern mixture/combination of components with a silica portion ensures a clear improvement when applying wet brakes. The CityTech II is a financially attractive tyre that is distinguished by low rolling friction and high mileage. The CityTech II is an economical attractive tyre with low rolling resistance and high mileage.
New tyre for compact to medium range vehicles
Great comfort due to low noise level
Good price-performance ratio
Viking delivers affordable quality and performance
Improved protection against aquaplaning
Fits perfectly for example to Toyota IQ, Peugeot 207 and Skoda Fabia
Feature: The outer shoulder of the tread consists of closed shoulder blocks combined with a stiff circumferential rib
Effect: Increased stiffness means very good cornering stability on dry roads and optimum handling in bends and on the straight
Benefit: Excellent handling characteristics on dry roads
Feature: The inner shoulder of the tread pattern consists of partially open shoulder blocks (tie bars) and a double block structure in the circumferential rib
Effect: Optimised block stiffness, combined with good water displacement from the tyre centre outwards
Benefit: Very good handling in the wet
Water displacement system
Feature: Lateral groove system in the tread ribs, together with an innovative sipe concept
Effect: Efficient water dispersion from the centre of the contact patch to the large circumferential grooves, plus additional gripping edges
Benefit: Increased aquaplaning safety and improved braking in the wet
Lateral groove system in shoulder
Feature: Consistent width and uniform inclination angle in the shoulder grooves, combined with a slight offset between the inner and outer shoulder
Effect: Rolling noise is eliminated by the optimised frequency overlay
Benefit: Reduced noise level and thus optimised driving comfort
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.