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Hercules® Tire Announces Official Launch of Roadtour® 855 SPE

March 1, 2016

Hercules® Tire Announces Official Launch of Roadtour® 855 SPE

All-season grand touring tire completes the Hercules Tires premium PLT offering

FINDLAY, OHIO, March 1, 2016 – Today Hercules Tire announced that the Roadtour 855 SPE grand touring tire, previewed at the 2015 SEMA show, is now available throughout the U.S. The Hercules Roadtour 855 SPE boasts innovative features and high-quality materials to deliver a premium touring tire that provides safety, reliability and comfort – along with up to 85,000 miles of warranty coverage.

“We are proud to introduce a true grand touring tire that provides the security, reliability and comfort families expect from Hercules,” said Jedd Emans, vice president of marketing for Hercules Tire. “And, like the entire Hercules Tires lineup, the Roadtour 855 SPE is an exceptional tire that delivers extraordinary value – something we know will appeal to consumers and dealers alike.”

The Hercules Roadtour 855 SPE is equipped with sophisticated design, superior materials and smart technologies to ensure security, performance, and comfort, including:

  • Asymmetric tread. Larger tread blocks on the outside of the tire provide increased stability and dry traction; smaller elements on the inside feature dense siping for added grip in adverse conditions.
  • Solid shoulder with offset grooves. Provides greater stability and reduces road surface noise, creating a quiet and comfortable ride.
  • 3D siping. Unique design facilitates greater contact between the tire and the road and increases the amount of biting edges, improving grip on wet roads.
  • Full depth siping. Ensures lasting traction and performance throughout the life of the tire.
  • Advanced silica tread compound. Enhanced tread technology provides for even wear, low rolling resistance, and outstanding wet traction.

The Hercules Roadtour 855 SPE has 36 V-, H- and T-rated sizes covering 15 to 18 inch rim diameters, and accommodates popular fitments such as the: Ford Fusion, Dodge Caravan, Honda Accord, CR-V and Odyssey, Toyota Camry and RAV4, Chevrolet Impala, Hyundai Tucson and Sonata, and Volvo S60.

With a UTQG of 780 A A, T-rated sizes of the Roadtour 855 SPE feature an 85,000 mi/135,000 km limited mileage warranty, and V/H-rated sizes are backed by 70,000 mi/112,000 km of coverage.  All sizes offer road hazard protection and Hercules’ exclusive 30-day Trust Our Ride test drive.

The addition of the Roadtour 855 SPE completes the company’s Hercules brand premium portfolio, joining the Terra Trac® Cross-V™ SUV-LT/CUV, Terra Trac AT II all-terrain and Raptis® R-T5 all-season UHP tires.

“For over 60 years, Hercules has offered high-quality tires that provide tremendous value to the consumer – products that are only available through independent tire dealers. This has always been our commitment to our customers,” said Emans. “We believe our Roadtour 855 SPE grand touring tire is an outstanding example of this commitment.”

Complete sizes and specifications for the Hercules Roadtour 855 SPE are available on the Roadtour 855 SPE detail page. 

About Hercules Tires

Hercules Tires is widely recognized as the industry’s premier value brand with a comprehensive selection of passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck and specialty tires. Since 1952, independent tire dealers and distributors have trusted Hercules to deliver outstanding quality, exceptional support, and unsurpassed value.

Hercules is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Tire Distributors, Inc. American Tire Distributors is one of the largest independent suppliers of tires to the replacement tire market.  It operates over 140 distribution centers, including 27 distribution centers in Canada, serving approximately 70,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada.  The company offers an unsurpassed breadth and depth of inventory, frequent delivery, and value-added services to tire and automotive service customers.  

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