Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd. has launched their all-new Discoverer Winter™ tyre for mid-to-full-size SUVs.
The Discoverer Winter has been specifically designed at Cooper’s Europe Technical Centre to meet the needs of SUV drivers during the coldest months of the year. Whilst four-wheel drive can help keep traction on slippery surfaces, it does not stop vehicles. Tyres are the vehicle’s only connection with the road surface to deliver grip and stopping power, so tyre choice is critical.
Manufactured in the United Kingdom and developed using Cooper Tire’s expert 4×4 and off-road knowledge, the Discoverer Winter is the result of Cooper Tire Europe’s most comprehensive winter development programme to-date, having been extensively tested in a range of winter conditions. This included punishing tests of snow acceleration and braking, snow handling, ice braking and acceleration at Arctic Falls in Sweden and at Test World in Finland.
Cooper Tire Europe safety and performance ambassador, David Coulthard, who was also involved in the development programme, said, “Cooper’s Discoverer Winter is the dependable SUV tyre for better grip, handling and braking in winter conditions.
“Choosing the correct winter equipment is vital to get you safely through the cold weather and when driving in winter conditions; this includes your choice of tyre. Even when driving an SUV or 4×4, fitting the right tyre is critical. In winter my priority is to keep me and my passengers safe, which is what the Discoverer Winter tyre is designed for.”
Using Cooper’s patented circumferential snow groove technology and an alternating serrated edge on the snow grooves on the centre of the tyre, the Discoverer Winter demonstrates outstanding grip capabilities.
Superior grip is also available in the wet, or slush, and on ice in extremely cold temperatures due to a coupled-silica tread compound and a performance enhancing directional tread pattern, which efficiently displaces water in the wet.
Cooper’s 3D Micro-Gauge™ Siping allows the sipe walls of the Discoverer Winter to interlock, keeping the tread blocks stable under load, whilst also controlling the amount of heat generation to improve the tyre’s handling, braking performance and mileage.
All these innovations lead to a tyre specifically designed for SUVs that delivers on grip, handling and braking when you need it most. The Cooper Discoverer Winter is the tyre of choice for the SUV driver that wants a dependable, safe tyre.
The Discoverer Winter is available in the following sizes:
295/35R21 XL 107V
255/55R18 XL 109V
235/55R17 XL 103V
235/60R18 XL 107H
225/60R17 XL 103H
225/65R17 XL 106H
235/65R17 XL 108H
235/65R17 XL 108V
215/65R16 XL 102H