Dunlop’s new Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV offers drivers excellent grip and handling
The new tires bring grip and steering precision to high-performance SUVs
Brussels, March 2018 – Dunlop introduces the Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV, a new range of tires that builds on Dunlop‘s widely praised Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2 and extends it to SUV sizes.
The Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV is specifically designed for SUV owners who are looking for a sporty performance. The tire boasts a superior grip on dry and wet roads, and provides excellent handling, cornering and steering at higher speeds.  The Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV also has an excellent grip and road contact during heavy handling and cornering.
Optimized steering precision
Dunlop’s engineers have optimized the tire shape for SUVs, resulting in a balanced pressure distribution across the footprint of the tire, which ensures constant and even contact with the road. That optimizes handling cornering and steering performance at higher speeds.
Superior grip on dry and wet roads
A new generation tread compound, developed specifically for the Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV, contains traction resin, which creates improved friction between the tire and road. This increases the tire’s surface grip, which results in a superior performance on dry and wet roads.
Excellent handling and cornering
The reinforced tread pattern, with its high-angled, V-shaped grooves, reduces the movement of the tread, making it sturdier in all directions. This feature is designed to enhance grip and road contact during heavy handling and cornering.
“Dunlop’s winning motorsport experience is a fundamental asset used to design and develop Ultra High-Performance tires,” said Mike Rytokoski, Chief Marketing Officer at Goodyear Dunlop Europe. “Motorsport represents the ultimate test and proving ground as it enables us to collect substantial amounts of data and feedback from drivers and allows direct comparison with other tire brands, to push forward the boundaries of innovation.”
|Full Tire size||SOS date||Possible vehicle fitments|
|255/50 R19 107 Y XL||Feb-18||BMW X6, Mercedes GLE|
|235/55 R18 100 V||Mar-18||Audi A8, VW Tiguan|
|255/55 R18 109 Y XL||Apr-18||Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5|
|285/45 R20 112 Y XL||May-18||Audi Q7|
|315/35 R20 110 Y XL||May-18||Mercedes GLK, Volvo V90|
|235/65 R17 108 V XL||May-18||Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Mercedes GLC SUV|
|235/50 R18 97 V||May-18||Maserati Quattroporte, Audi RS Q3|
|235/60 R18 107 W XL||May-18||Range Rover Evoque, Porsche Macan|
|235/50 R19 99 V||Jun-18||Mercedes GLK, VW Tiguan|
|265/50 R19 110 Y XL||Jun-18||Porsche Cayenne, VW Touareg|
|215/55 R18 99 V XL||Jun-18||Nissan Qashqai, Infiniti EX|
|235/55 R19 101 Y||Aug-18||Mercedes GLC SUV, Audi Q5|
|235/55 R19 105 Y XL||Aug-18||Porsche Macan, Volvo XC90|
|275/45 R19 108 Y XL||Aug-18||Bentley Continental, Porsche Cayenne|
|295/35 R21 107 Y XL||Sep-18||Mercedes GLE, Audi Q7|
|275/40 R20 106 Y XL||Sep-18||Porsche Panamera, BMW X6|
|275/45 R20 110 Y XL||Sep-18||Volvo XC90, VW Touareg|
|235/65 R18 108 W||Sep-18||Jaguar F-Pace, Lexus RX|
|255/50 R20 109 Y XL||Oct-18||Land Rover Discovery, Audi Q7|
|255/55 R19 111 W XL||Dec-18||Land Rover Discovery, Audi Q7|
|285/45 R19 111 W XL||Dec-18||BMW X6, Mercedes M class|
|275/45 R21 110 Y XL||Jan-19||Mercedes GLE Coupé, Range Rover Sport|
|255/60 R18 108 Y||Feb-19||Maserati Levante, Mercedes G-Class|
 Tested by TÜV SÜD Product Service Gmbh in Oct 2017 by order of Goodyear Dunlop. New UHP, Tire Size: 255/50 R19; Test Cars: BMW X5, Mazda Tribute; Test Locations: Mirefal (F), Papenburg (D) TÜV SÜD Garching (D); Report No. 713117618D-04
Dunlop is one of the world’s leading brands for high and ultra-high performance tires with an impressive track record of motor sport successes. Dunlop’s extensive racing experience has led to innovative technologies for tires designed for everyday motoring. Always looking to maximize driving pleasure, Dunlop offers all types of motorists the performance and durability of the latest tire technologies. For more information on Dunlop, visit www.dunlop.eu.
Alexander VerstappenPR Supervisor Consumer Goodyear EuropeBelgiumalexander_verstappen@goodyear.com+32 (0)2 761 18 17