By Denna Bowman
Nexen has introduced a new summer tyre offering high-performance with smooth-run features.
According to the Korean tyres manufacturer, the profile of the new CP661 (TR) tyres provide not only noticeable energy savings, but also excellent handling on both wet and dry surfaces.
John Bosco Kim, Managing Director Nexen Tyre Europe GmbH, says: “These tyres will offer European customers a good alternative in terms of fuel saving.”
The four wide longitudinal tread grooves help expel large quantities of water, while the central double rib ensures permanent contact with the road and good steering performance even at high speeds. The 5-random-pitch design developed by Nexen also significantly reduces the rolling noises.
The CP661 (TR) range includes twenty-five sizes (from 13” to 17”), with aspect ratios between 55 and 70.
The new tyre is made at the Nexen production facilities in Korea and China. A CP661 version is currently fitted as the OE tyre of the KIA Soul and the KIA Forte model.