3 Best tyres for Toyota Innova for & under Rs. 3500/tyre.
It is no secret that the tyre replacement market in India is the next big stopover for all the major national & International tyre manufacturers & everyone is ready to stake their claim on this ever expanding continuously growing market or at least a piece of it. But, what about the consumers? It is no secret that an average Indian consumer more often than not is price conscious while at the same time expecting a top quality product. For an average tyre customer it becomes a very tedious task to identify the right choice of tyres. Tyre Times as we all know is always trying to stay a step ahead when it comes to the industry & with the help of our tyre experts, who can quickly scan the market and pick some value deals for the customers, we came up with the idea of a video series on “Value Deals on Tyres”.
The first car that we chose for this series was Hyundai Santro. Click here for review of tyres for Hyundai Santro. This time we have chosen the Indian workhorse Toyota Innova as our choice of car for the second in the series of “Value Deals On Tyres”.
To watch the video for this review Click here.
It is no secret that, Toyota Innova is India’s workhorse. It is popular as a luxury cab and also as a family MUV. The car is so popular that all national and International tyre brands which operate in India have tyres for Innova in their range. The OE size for this car is 205/65/15 & some popular brands have more than 5 options in this size itself. The result – an utter confusion for the consumer & this makes it difficult to make a well researched decision while buying tyres for Toyota Innova.
After we zeroed down on the car model the challenge was to identify the sweet spot for the price – the levels at which the tyres for Toyota Innova turn into an irresistible deal. After an extensive deliberations and cross checking the retail market our experts recommended that anything below Rs.3500/- makes the price an excellent deal.
Options from Indian tyre companies were also filtered through the cost parameter. However, none of the Indian brands made the cut as the lowest in this category retails at around Rs. 4500/-. We thereafter moved over to researching on internationally renowned tyre brands to discover options which apart from providing great quality also qualifies through our tough price challenge.
So here are the best 3 in this category strictly in alphabetical order:
The first tyre we have selected is Giti Wingro. Giti Tire is a Singaporean company and counts among the top 15 largest tyre companies in the world. Giti Tire is known for its focus on R&D- with research centers in Europe, Asia & U.S.A. It employs a whopping 600 engineers in its research efforts.
To someone who is uninitiated into Giti brand, the company has some great O.E.M tie ups with some of the largest global automotive manufacturers. It boasts of 8 manufacturing plants all over the world, makes more than 5 crore tyre per year, has more than 65,000 retail outlets all over the world and is now building a new factory in U.S.A.
Giti Wingro stands out as being a strong and durable tyre, especially made for rough Asian roads like what we have in India. The tyre has a great wet traction which implies that it will brake nicely and not skid in wet conditions. The tyre also shows good overall flexibility which translates into good drive comfort. This we noticed has been made possible by ️balancing bead and belt components through good profile and structure design. Please take note that Giti Wingro comes with ISI mark and a 3 years warranty from the date of manufacturing. This tyre retails in India at Rs. 3500/- and ticks all the boxes which makes Giti Wingro a great value for money buy.
Bottom line – This tyre can be thoroughly trusted.
The second tyre in our list is from kumho Tyres – a South Korean company which again counts among the top 15 tyre companies in the world. Kumho also has multiple manufacturing locations all around the world and like GITI is in advance stage of starting its manufacturing plant in USA. The pattern which made it to our list is called Kumho Solus KH15.
Kumho Solus KH15:
When we studied this tyre, what caught our eye was tyre’s center and shoulder block design- it looks good, is utilitarian and is designed to provide good resistance against aquaplaning which translates to a good wet grip.
Tyre options in this size generally come with strong durability quotient and Solus KH15 will also not disappoint you on this front. The tyre also comes with an impressive V speed rating which means that the tyre is suitable for high speed driving too. Like GITI wingro, Solus KH 15 also comes with ISI Mark and is sold in India with 3 years warranty from the date of manufacturing. The tyre retails in India at Rs.3500/- which again makes this tyre too a good value for money buy.
The third tyre which makes to our list is from NANKANG- a Taiwanese tyre manufacturer. The company is not as large as the two earlier names but is known for great quality products and is the brands is characterized by sporty designs. The pattern we have selected for you in this category is XR611 and comes with H rating.
Nankang – XR611:
We noticed that Nankang has added angled tread blocks to go along with four circumferential grooves which in our opinion is designed to maintain traction on wet road surfaces and delivering increased resistance to hydroplaning. This implies that this tyre too will break very nicely on wet roads. We also liked the Siping Design. This in our experience will give the tyre multiple biting edges for increased grip and improved brake performance on dry, wet and even snow covered roads.
This tyre also gives a quieter ride which has been made possible by variable pitch tread sequence. Like the other two brands cited earlier Nankang also has designed this tyre to be durable and suitable for Indian roads. This tyre also comes with an ISI Mark and retails in Indian market at around Rupee 3300 /- .
Just as we did in our previous review, we would like to once again remind you that when you are buying tyres you should always consider savings on 4 tyres and not one. With our research we expect to help you save at least Rs. 1500/- on each tyre and when we multiply by 4 this translates to the savings of Rs.6000/- .
We hope that this review will serve you well the next time you go out into the market to buy tyres for your Innova.
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