Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is bringing a new studdable winter tire to market in the Mastercraft brand. The Glacier Trex will be available in 35 sizes for passenger cars and CUVs. The Mastercraft Glacier Trex is severe weather rated, and is designed to brake and handle the snow and ice of winter.
The tire features an aggressive directional tread pattern that improves acceleration and braking on snow, while evacuating water to resist hydroplaning. The tire’s patented “snow groove” technology locks snow into the tread to capitalize on the traction received from snow-on-snow grip. The tire also features corrugated, multi-angled sipes to enhance grip and stability when turning corners.
Dealers will be able to place orders for the Mastercraft Glacier Trex tire in the coming weeks; the tire will be available to consumers in August.