JK Tyre has launched a new range of SUV tyres, called the Ranger in India. Available in ten sizes, the Ranger series will come in two types, All Terrain (AT) and Highway Terrain (HT). By doing so, JK Tyre aims to serve the two polar ends of the SUV tyre market.
While the AT is aimed at the growing tribe of off-road driving enthusiasts, the HT is aimed at those who use SUVs for driving on the black top. JK Tyre says that the Ranger series of tyres offer superior grip both on and off tarmac. The sidewalls are built to endure the harsh terrain that’s usually encountered off road. The company claims that the superior traction and grip on the tyres can stop SUVs from 100 to 0 in less than four seconds.
The company had set up an off-road course to demonstrate the capabilities of the AT tyre and the initial impressions are very positive. The tyre offers good grip on slushy mud and also when driving into and out of deep ditches. The MT tyre demonstration course comprised of a slalom course and a brake test area. The Mahindra XUV500 shod with the JK Tyre Rangers offered good feedback on the tight slalom.