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Announcing DUNLOP’s Latest Global Flagship Tires for Premium Vehicles – DUNLOP SP SPORT MAXX 060+

 Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of DUNLOP SP SPORT MAXX 060+, our new flagship tires featuring improved performance when it comes to high-speed stability, cornering and wet grip in order to enable high-powered, high-torque premium vehicles to harness their performance potential to its fullest. We will begin releasing SP SPORT MAXX 060+ tires in a replete lineup of 59 sizes from March 1, 2022. These tires will be available at open pricing globally, launching first in Japan and then in the Middle East, Central and South America, Asia and other regions.


 Featuring an advanced new material called “Sustainable Silica Dispersion Agent” as well as a newly developed asymmetrical tread pattern that optimizes the distribution of rigidity throughout the tread surface, SP SPORT MAXX 060+ not only achieves a major improvement in wear resistance compared to its predecessor (SP SPORT MAXX 050+), but also provides the balanced high performance in terms of high-speed stability, cornering and wet grip that one would expect from DUNLOP’s latest flagship tires. At the same time, the adoption of the natural “Sustainable Silica Dispersion Agent” contributes to a significant decrease in the overall environmental impact of these tires compared with conventional tires.

■Product Features

○New Tread Pattern to Optimize Rigidity Distribution


 In order to provide the high-speed stability and cornering performance that premium vehicles demand, SP SPORT MAXX 060+ features a newly developed asymmetrical tread pattern that optimizes the distribution of rigidity throughout the tread surface. The tread design also takes advantage of a 14% increase in the total area of the tread that is in direct contact with the road compared with its predecessor (SP SPORT MAXX 050+) in combination with high-rigidity bands that incorporate aramid (which is also used in bulletproof vests) in order to enhance overall tread rigidity and so ensure a more stable drive. In addition, further enhancing the rigidity of blocks on the outer side of the tread ensures stronger grip when cornering. At the same time, SP SPORT MAXX 060+ also features wider grooves while maintaining a high land ratio*, as well as optimized groove arrangement and contact patch form factor, in order to enhance performance on wet road surfaces.

*The land ratio of a tire tread is a figure indicating the proportion of the tread surface that is not occupied by grooves (i.e. the proportion of the tread that is occupied by blocks and ribs).

○New Compound to Enhance Silica Dispersion


 SP SPORT MAXX 060+ adopts “Sustainable Silica Dispersion Agent,” a new, natural material developed especially for our SP SPORT MAXX Series by Lion Specialty Chemicals Co., Ltd. This material readily forms bonds with both rubber (which is hydrophobic) and silica (which is hydrophilic), which allows for stronger bonding between rubber and silica while also preventing the clustering of silica particles. This in turn allows for an increase in the overall amount of silica (which improves performance on wet road surfaces) included in rubber compounds in order to provide superior performance in terms of both wet grip and wear resistance.

○Luxurious Design Fit for Premium Vehicles


SP SPORT MAXX 050+ with Conventional Design

SP SPORT MAXX 060+ Featuring Nano Black

 In order to create a heightened sense of luxury fit for the refined sensibilities of luxury vehicles while also leaving an undeniable impression on the beholder, SP SPORT MAXX 060+ displays the brand logo and product name in breathtaking black on the tire sidewall thanks to a new proprietary design technique called Nano Black*. This innovative technique uses newly developed engraving technology to add tiny bumps and dimples to the sidewall surface in order to suppress the reflection of light, thus producing much deeper, more vivid shades of black than anything seen on tires before. Thanks to Nano Black, the logo and other design elements not only catch the eye, but can also be seen clearly when viewed from any angle.

*Announcing “Nano Black,” a New Design Technique for Deeper Black Sidewall Coloring to Improve the Visibility & Appearance of Tire Logos, etc. (Release Issued August 31, 2021)

■Size List

Rim Diameter
Aspect Ratio(%) Size Rim Diameter
Aspect Ratio(%) Size
21 35 295/35R21 107Y XL 18 35 255/35R18 94Y XL
40 295/40R21 111Y XL 265/35R18 97Y XL
45 275/45R21 110Y XL 40 225/40R18 92Y XL
20 30 275/30R20 97Y XL 235/40R18 95Y XL
35 245/35R20 95Y XL 245/40R18 97Y XL
255/35R20 97Y XL 45 225/45R18 95Y XL
275/35R20 102Y XL 235/45R18 94Y
315/35R20 110Y XL 235/45R18 98Y XL
40 275/40R20 106Y XL 245/45R18 100Y XL
45 245/45R20 103Y XL 255/45R18 103Y XL
255/45R20 105Y XL 50 235/50R18 101Y XL
275/45R20 110Y XL 245/50R18 100Y
50 255/50R20 109Y XL 55 225/55R18 102Y XL
265/50R20 111Y XL 255/55R18 109Y XL
275/50R20 109W 60 235/60R18 107W XL
55 235/55R20 102V 245/60R18 105V
35 245/35R19 93Y XL 17 45 205/45R17 88Y XL
255/35R19 96Y  XL 215/45R17 91Y XL
275/35R19 100Y XL 225/45R17 94Y XL
40 235/40R19 96Y XL 235/45R17 97Y XL
245/40R19 98Y XL 245/45R17 99Y XL
255/40R19 100Y XL 50 205/50R17 93Y XL
275/40R19 105Y XL 215/50R17 95Y XL
45 225/45R19 92W 225/50R17 98Y XL
245/45R19 102Y XL 55 215/55R17 94Y
50 255/50R19 107Y XL 225/55R17 101Y XL
265/50R19 110Y XL 235/55R17 103Y XL
235/55R19 105Y XL 65 235/65R17 108W XL
255/55R19 111W XL
16 55 205/55R16 94W XL
215/55R16 97Y XL

L: EXTRA LOAD Standard (i.e. Enhanced Load Capacity)

About the EXTRA LOAD Standard: This standard designates tires that are designed for higher pressure and load capacity than tires of the same size designed to other standards (JATMA, ETRTO, etc.). As such, EXTRA LOAD tires have a higher load index than other tires of the same size. In addition, in order to maintain this increased load capacity, EXTRA LOAD tires may also require higher internal pressure than other tires of the same size. Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. offers an extensive lineup of EXTRA LOAD tires in order to meet the needs of larger vehicles produced by international automobile manufacturers.