Dunlop will roll out more low-profile sizes
The Dunlop brand is "well-positioned" as low-profile tire applications continue to increase, according to Warren Croyle, marketing manager for Dunlop tires in North America.
"We plan to introduce even more low-profile sizes this year and next," he says.
Dunlop owner Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. predicts that 18- and 20-inch tire sales will total six million units by 2008, with 22- and 24-inch sizes comprising the fastest-growing dimensions.
The brand is already addressing sizing trends, according to Goodyear officials. "Take, for example, Dunlop´s SP Sport 9000 ultra-high performance sport radial, which is available in 10 19-inch, five 20-inch, two 21-inch and a whopping 285/30ZR22 size."