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Dunlop launches an SUV version of the Sport Maxx RT 2

New Tyres Published the 29/03/2018 by Yannick O'Conor

Tyre manufacturer Dunlop has unveiled a new version of its Sport Maxx RT 2 tyre, designed for SUVs.

Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV The Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2 SUV will be available for several vehicles, including the Porsche Cayenne - Copyright © : Dunlop

The SUV craze is here to stay

With SUVs now accounting for around one in three car sales in Europe, tyre manufacturers are expanding their offer for this segment. Goodyear recently released an SUV version of the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3. Now it’s British subsidiary Dunlop’s turn, with the launch of the Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV. Known for its sportiness, this tyre is designed to provide a high level of performance for powerful and generally heavier vehicles such as the Porsche Cayenne, Audi A8 or Volkswagen Tiguan.

 

Performance optimised for SUV

Dunlop engineers have been busy adapting their sports tyre to fit the technical characteristics of SUVs. For starters, the tyre has been given a larger footprint, intended to provide balanced pressure distribution and even contact with the road for improved cornering grip and handling at high speeds. The tread compound has also changed with the addition of a traction resin. Dunlop says that this new compound will create more friction with the road, increasing the tyre’s grip. According to Mike Rytokoski, Marketing Director at Goodyear Dunlop Europe, these innovations are the result of the manufacturer’s success in motorsports, “Dunlop’s winning motorsport experience is a fundamental asset used to design and develop ultra high-performance tyres”, he said. “Motorsport represents the ultimate test and proving ground as it enables us to collect substantial amounts of data and feedback from drivers and push forward the boundaries of innovation”, he added.

Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV profilCopyright © : Dunlop

Availability

The Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV is available in 23 sizes for 17 to 21 inch rim diameters.