Cooper Tire has now launched the new Discoverer AT3™ family of products, following its inauguration at The Tire Cologne international trade show in Cologne, Germany. The line, which incorporates three distinct all-season, all-terrain tyres for SUVs and light duty pick-ups as well as medium-to-heavy duty trucks, will be available for consumers later in 2018.
The all new Discoverer AT3 portfolio includes the Discoverer AT34S™, AT3LT™ and AT3XLT™ options that offer a variety of sizes to customers and will be available this summer in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Starting with the Discoverer AT34S, the product provides reliable performance for SUVs and light duty pick-up trucks. Featuring Adaptive-Traction Technology™, the Discoverer AT34S is designed to grip the driving surface, whether rocky or smooth, in hot or cold weather conditions.
The tyre has been constructed using an innovative silica-based tread compound and Cooper’s Secure-Grip™ five-rib, all-terrain pattern to provide off-road driving capability and good wet and dry traction. Its zigzag sipes improve vehicle stability while reducing stone retention, and uniquely shaped deep center grooves reduce hydroplaning.
Severe weather rated, the Discoverer AT34S has patented saw tooth technology designed to trap snow in the tread to provide enhanced stopping distance on snowy surfaces. The AT34S offers a 65,000-mile warranty and is available in 37 sizes from 15- to 20-inch rim diameters.
Moving onto the Discoverer AT3LT™, designed to haul heavy loads with less wear, it features Durable-Tread Technology™ to prevent shredding and withstand the ongoing assault of driving on dirt and gravel. A new cut- and chip-resistant compound improves performance on gravel and increases tread wear, and the shape of the tyre has been engineered to balance pressure at the tyre-to-road contact area, providing even on-road tread wear and better handling.
The product further features new Whisper Grooves™ to provide a sound barrier that reduces road noise as well as stone ejector ledges to discharge stone and gravel for enhanced durability. It carries a best-in-class 60,000-mile warranty and is available in 21 sizes from 16- to 18-inch rim diameters.
The Discoverer AT3XLT offers the features and durability found in the Discoverer AT3LT with the added aesthetics and capability provided by rugged traction shoulders. These large, interlocking biting edges are built into its shoulders to offer traction and grip, additional resistance to abrasion and punctures, and added visual appeal.
Capable of hauling and off-roading, the Discoverer AT3XLT offers Durable-Tread Technology and a 60,000-mile warranty, whilst being available in 29 sizes from 15- to 20-inch rim diameters.
“Cooper is a trusted name in truck tyres, and the new Discoverer AT3 line delivers on our history of providing outstanding products in this category. The highly anticipated replacement for our award-winning Discoverer A/T3™, this new Discoverer AT3 line was created for three segments of consumers who want tires that offer comfortable highway driving with durability to go beyond the pavement,” said Scott Jamieson, Cooper’s Director of Product Management.