Sumitomo Group has presented new fuel-efficient tire Dunlop Enasave Next III, which, thanks to the use of hydrogenated polymer, was able to cut down the traction loss on wet pavement almost by half in comparison to the previous-generation tire Enasave Next II.
In addition, as part of the Smart Type concept developed by the tire maker, a technology was developed that slows down the wearing process and the deterioration of the tire’s performance as the tread compound grows older, which helps Dunlop Enasave Next III to ensure a high level of traction during the entire span of its running life.
It is noted that the new model, which will hit the Japanese market already in December this year in the only size 195/65 R15, has become the first model, in which cellulose Nano fiber is used, a high-performance biomass material. This material makes it possible to control the rigidity of Enasave Next III.
Positioned along the line of the tire’s rotation, the cellulose nanofiber increases the longitudinal rigidity of the tire, while laterally the tire remains much softer.
The retail price for Dunlop Enasave Next III, recommended by Sumitomo is 230 USD without the VAT.