JK Tyre launches new premium SUV tyres for Audi, Fortuner, Duster, EcoSport
JK Tyre RANGER series of multi terrain tyres is offered in two applications – Ranger A/T for all terrain performance while Ranger H/T is exclusive for tarmac application. Being offered in 10 sizes, the Ranger premium SUV tyres will be ideally suited for a host of SUVs which include Audi Q-series, Land Rover Freelander, Fortuner, Nissan X-trail, Terrano, Pajero, EcoSport, and Duster.
Promising innovative design with deep grooves offering maximum road contact and best in class braking in most complex of road conditions, JK Tyre RANGER series will be presented both in local markets and for export. Designed and developed at the company’s R&D facility, Ranger series with Superior DUAL Tread Compound enhances grip and control and takes into account power and size of the SUV, balancing both for optimum performance.
Ranger series tyres have been put to the test across most challenging of situations by professional race drivers. The tyres have been assessed where handling, grip and braking is concerned. Stopping power was noted in the Ranger A/T at less than 4 seconds on dry road conditions at 100 to 0 kmph and at less than 4 seconds on wet road conditions at 80 to 0 kmph.
JK Tyre wishes to expand market share in the SUV segment which is seen one of the fastest growing segments in Indian auto industry. The company with a presence of 9 plants across both India and Mexico sees total annual capacity of 20 million tyres.
JK Tyre RANGER series will be produced from the company’s Chennai plant. JK Tyre has a network of 143 selling locations and 4,000 dealerships in the country besides 120 ‘JK Tyre Steel Wheels’ retail outlets. Tyre care centers operate on all national highways on a 24×7 basis. The company also has over 16 ‘Truck Wheels’ truck radial solution showrooms and is the first company to offer ‘Dial-a-Tyre’ and ‘Fix-a-Tyre’ facilities.