Dunlop Grandtrek PT2
A new chapter in 4WD tyre development
Dunlop has launched the Grandtrek PT2, a Japanese-engineered tyre that provides superior quietness and comfort levels for SUV and 4x4 vehicles.
The Dunlop Grandtrek PT2 has been manufactured for use on-road and therefore best suits the four wheel drive owner who enjoys a quiet, smooth cruise along the highway.
As Dunlop Brand Manager, Melissa Tilley explains, Dunlop's extensive racing experience has led to innovative technologies for tyres designed for everyday motoring: Dunlop's history is rich with important innovations that have improved the driving experience for everybody on the road and in the Grandtrek PT2, Dunlop has reacted to the shift in consumer demand for 4WD vehicles that operate primarily on the road."
The Dunlop Grandtrek PT2 has four key characteristics which focus on comfort, quietness, high speed stability and wet performance for the driver. The tyre was developed to improve noise and ride comfort by optimising block rigidity and reducing irregular wear. The tread pattern helps further reduce the noise of the tyre and large tie bars provide smooth and quiet contact with the road.
To improve high speed stability the Grandtrek PT2 was developed with one centre straight rib intended to improve tracking, which allows the vehicle to travel in a precise straight line, a round block intended to improve cornering and an improved contact pressure distribution with the road for better steering response and stability.
To improve performance in the wet, the tyre has wide straight circumferential grooves intended to provide room for tread to absorb and repel water, which helps minimise aquaplaning providing better grip on wet roads. The tyre also contains a silica tread compound which allows better braking and grip in wet and dry conditions.
"Over the past 120 years, Dunlop's impressive innovation and motor sport track records have ensured that it continues to enjoy an excellent reputation across the globe," explains Tilley.
"The company's objective remains to continuously produce better products to enhance the performance of vehicles and the driving experience of its drivers. In the Dunlop Grandtrek PT2 we have a tyre that lives up to that claim."