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  Dunlop's new Total Performance tyre range increases options for customers 08 Jul 2020

Dunlop dealers across the country can look forward to offering customers more options with Dunlop’s next generation of road, SUV and 4WD tyres hitting New Zealand shores this month.

“We are pleased to increase our Dunlop offering in New Zealand and believe the breadth of the range is well-timed for the current environment,” said Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres national sales manager Jason Leong.

“New car sales are down on last year and, while the tyre market has also taken a hit, it’s anticipated that some customers who would have purchased a new vehicle will instead choose to wait until the economic situation is more clear.

“In the meantime, those customers will continue to service their existing vehicles and we believe the new Total Performance range is well suited to this market.”

This all-new range delivers greater levels of driving comfort, noise reduction, durability and – thanks to Dunlop’s global motorsport heritage – race-bred performance. With five new patterns across road, SUV and 4WD, Dunlop offers optimal options for most Kiwi drivers.

Taking the lead in the Dunlop passenger range are two new asymmetric patterns – SP Sport LM705 and SP Sport FM800 – suited to drivers of used imports looking for the next step up from SP Touring T1.

Designed for the mid-passenger segment, the SP Sport LM705 features new sidewall technology, which absorbs vibration; a bilateral asymmetric pattern, which increases the rigidity of the outer block; and ‘Shinobi Technology’, which reduces air capture and further suppresses vibrations to reduce road and pattern noise.

In the upper mid-passenger segment, the asymmetric SP Sport FM800 features an advanced silica compound for improved wet grip and shorter braking distance; optimised tread design for water clearing; and an enhanced profile design with silica compound that delivers lower fuel consumption.

Combining advanced technology and handling, the all-new Direzza DZ102 is an excellent choice for drivers who want a dependable passenger tyre with extra bite.

Slotting in just below SP Sport Maxx GT and SP Sport Maxx 050+ in the luxury segment, Direzza DZ102 commands the mid-sport market through its enhanced handling, impressive fuel economy and low noise. Wide, straight grooves with optimised angle design work in unison with an improved tread pattern and compound construction to deliver a high-performance level.

Designed for New Zealand’s growing SUV market, Grandtrek PT3 offers an everyday option for drivers looking for safety and fuel efficiency. Offering smooth and reliable highway driving, with off-road capability, Grandtrek PT3 features a new pattern design with an optimised circle profile, silica-based tread compound, and reduced rolling resistance thanks to a new low-heat generating compound.

No matter what route drivers want to take, Grandtrek AT3G is equipped to get them there. Dependable across all terrains, this 4WD tyre features a tough construction, dynamic grooves and an aggressive block pattern with multi-sized blocks.

Dunlop’s new Total Performance range reflects the brand’s commitment to catering a broader market, from premium class-leading OE fitments to lower priced options – all underpinned by trusted Dunlop technology.

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