LAVAL, QC, July 27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - BFGoodrich® Tires has sold more than 1 million All-Terrain T/A® KO2 tires in North America, less than eight months after launching in the market.
The Company's most advanced light truck tire premiered in 2014 with 12 initial sizes, and has since expanded to 40 available sizes. A total of 57 sizes will be available to authorized dealers in Canada when the line expansion is complete in the coming months.
Engineered from BFGoodrich's incomparable championship off-road motorsports racing technology, the KO2 delivers exceptional toughness, tread life and traction for traversing the harshest conditions, including gravel, dirt, rock, mud and snow. The new KO2 provides consumers the confidence to take on the toughest challenges for work or play.
Compared to its predecessor, the formidable KO tire, the new All-Terrain KO2 delivers the total performance that demanding light truck owners require in a tire every day.
Key features of the KO2 include:
The KO2 is an all-season tire that carries the 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol, indicating that it exceeds the Rubber Manufacturer Association's severe snow traction requirements.
Building on BFGoodrich's long heritage as an innovative all-terrain tire maker, the KO2 incorporates technology developed and tested through the brand's legendary off-road motorsports teams that have earned 84 off-road wins at races in the Baja peninsula – by far the most by any tire brand.
The KO2 fits a range of vehicles, including Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge, Jeep, Toyota and Nissan pick-up trucks and SUV's as well as Plus Fitments for a wide variety of vehicles.
About BFGoodrich® Tires
With more than 100 years of heritage, BFGoodrich® Tires is dedicated to providing high performance tires for those who have a passion for driving in virtually any environment. Combining technical expertise with 40 years of motorsports experience, BFGoodrich Tires delivers tires for a full range of driving experiences from ultra-high performance street to off-road terrain with one common theme – extreme performance. Come upgrade your performance with BFGoodrich and see where our tires can take you at http://www.bfgoodrichtires.ca/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BFGoodrichCanada or on Twitter at @BFGoodrichCAN.
1Based on internal sidewall splitting test vs BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A® KO tire size LT265/70R17. Sidewall splitting test results were derived from a simulated sidewall aggression-testing machine (patent pending US20120245859A1).
2Off-road test: Based on commissioned third-party gravel endurance tests vs. BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A® KO tire size LT265/70R17. On-road test: Based on internal wear tests vs. BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A® KO tire size LT265/70R17
3Based on internal subjective mud traction tests vs. BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A® KO tire in size LT265/70R17.
4Based on commissioned third-party snow traction tests vs. BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A® KO tire size LT265/70R17 using the ASTM F1805 Test.
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