A new addition to the Cooper European product range is the all-season tire Discoverer ATT. Cooper Tire Europe has introduced a new development of the Discoverer family suitable for fitment to a wide range of CUVs and SUVs. The manufacturer claims that Cooper Discoverer ATT is a 60 percent on-road, 40 percent off-road tire.
Although an all-terrain tire, the Discoverer ATT is designed for quiet on-road driving, thanks to its unique Whisper GroovesTM (improved tread pattern and special sidewall blocks) which provide a sound barrier to inhibit tire noise from entering the vehicle cabin. This is supported by advanced all-terrain tread pitch sequencing to reduce tire noise and deliver a quiet ride.
The tire is also designed to provide robust off-road qualities thanks to its carcass construction featuring high tensile body ply and high density steel belts that are 37% stronger than a standard SUV tire – notes the technical expert (Shina.Guide) – which enhance resistance to damage and increase load carrying capacity.
A high silica content compound provides excellent resistance to cutting and chipping from aggressive surfaces combined with a raised curb-bar around the circumference of the sidewall of the tire to further enhance damage resistance.
The tire is H-rated for speeds up to 210 km/h and is available in a range of sizes to fit not just large 4x4xs but popular mid-sized SUVs and CUVs as well. In accordance with the European system of tire marking, all of the manufactured sizes of Discoverer ATT refer to Class C for their wet traction.