Tuesday 8 December 2009
The first Cooper 4x4 tyre to be developed outside of the USA, the 4XS has been designed specifically to meet the demands of European 4x4 vehicles on European roads.
The 4XS, which will include fitments for Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen Touareg, BMW X5, Audi Q7, Volvo XC90 and Mercedes M-Class, will be available to buy in the UK and mainland Europe from October.
Building on Cooper Tire’s well-established reputation in the US 4x4 market, designers in the Company’s Wiltshire-based European Technology Centre also utilised the company’s proven high performance car tyre technology to ensure that the 4XS tread pattern offers comfortable, quiet running.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe managing director, Julian Baldwin, said: “The fact that Cooper Tire’s headquarters in America have entrusted our design team in Melksham with the development of the company’s first premium UHP tyre for high performance 4 wheel drive vehicles is yet another major seal of approval on the quality of work we do here in Europe.
“The 4XS caters for a wide range of very popular vehicles and will compete with the market leaders thanks to a rich heritage in the US, where roughly one in every five 4x4 tyres sold is a Cooper.”
Among the many benefits of the Cooper Zeon 4XS, the tyre’s asymmetrical ‘rib’ tread design offers a trio of distinct performance attributes:
The Cooper Zeon 4XS will be capable of speeds of up to 186mph (300kph) in Y speed rating, and will also be available in W (168mph, 270kph) and V (149mph, 240kph) rating.
A rim protector extends beyond the rim flange, guarding your wheel rims against damage from kerbs, and the 4XS meets European legislation for clean oil.
For more information or to find your nearest stockest, visit www.coopertire.co.uk or call 01225 707050.