Cooper introduces the Discoverer SRX
The new Cooper Discoverer SRX is designed to provide dependable all-season highway traction, superior handling, and a quiet, comfortable ride for a wide range of CUVs and SUVs.
The premium tire features Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s innovative Wear Square. First introduced on the CS5 Touring tire, the Wear Square is exclusive to Cooper and features a visual indicator on the tread that allows drivers to quickly assess the approximate tread remaining on their tires.
As the tire wears, the Wear Square transitions among five stages, beginning with a full square design on new tires and ending with an exclamation mark when the tread reaches 2/32s of an inch, the minimum tread depth permitted in most states. Located at six points of reference around the inside and outside of the tire, the Wear Square also can signal uneven tire wear and possible wheel alignment issues.
Together with visual inspections and proper maintenance, the Wear Square will provide consumers more confidence on the road, according to the company.
The SRX also boasts a new generation silica tread compound, with increased road-gripping performance and reduced rolling resistance. This new tread compound, combined with Cooper's patented Stabiledge technology and specially developed 3D Micro-Gauge sipes, delivers more road surface grip for increased traction in wet weather conditions and light snow, resulting in superior handling and improved stopping distances. Boosting snow-on-snow traction, this tire’s new winter-edge feature creates a snow grip tread area to help drivers conquer the winter elements.
Collectively, these elements complement each other to ensure a smooth and confident ride for everyday road trips, adds the company.
The all-season luxury tire is now available at Cooper tire dealers nationwide in six SUV and CUV sizes, including five sizes new to Cooper’s SUV highway product. An additional 30 sizes will be available in early 2015.
For more information on the Discoverer SRX, visit www.coopertire.com, or connect with Cooper Tire on Facebook (www.facebook.com/coopertire), Twitter (@CooperTire) or Instagram.