Michelin has launched a new CrossClimate 2 all-season tyre, replacing the successful CrossClimate+. Billed as the perfect all-rounder, the CrossClimate 2 can be used in summer months, but it’s also rated for use during winter in countries where winter tyres are mandatory. This will be handy for anyone driving to ski resorts from the UK, negating the need to swap from summer to winter tyres. Available in 105 different sizes, with fitments from 15- to 20-inches in diameter are offered. Improvements include stepped sipes that help reduce rolling resistance and deliver longer tyre life, which ultimately reduces CO2 emissions and waste. We will be running a set of Michelin CrossClimate 2 tyres on one of our staff cars, a Kia Cee’d, and will be reporting back on progress periodically.