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DUNLOP “SP SPORT MAXX 060” Selected as Factory Standard Tires for the “SOLTERRA,” SUBARU’s Latest SUV-Style BEV

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce that our high-performance DUNLOP “SP SPORT MAXX 060” tires have been selected as factory standard tires for the SUBARU “SOLTERRA,” a brand-new BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) first unveiled by SUBARU last November.

As SUBARU’S first BEV to launch on the global market, the “SOLTERRA” sets a high bar for the future, serving as the foundation for more SUBARU BEV to come. The “SOLTERRA” is a vehicle that one can enjoy driving with the same peace of mind as is provided by any other SUBARU SUV while at the same time being mindful of the earth’s environment, all thanks to the core value that SUBARU has carefully cultivated over the years: “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind.”

New BEV SOLTERRA  ■Tire Size:  235/50R20 104V XL

In order to make a positive contribution to the fuel (electricity) efficiency and quiet drive performance that one would expect from a BEV, our DUNLOP “SP SPORT MAXX 060” factory standard tires for the “SOLTERRA” take full advantage of our advanced materials development technology, adopting a new compound that has been optimized to enable the “SOLTERRA” to harness its full performance potential.
In addition, DUNLOP “SP SPORT MAXX 060” achieves noise reduction thanks to optimized lug grooves as well as new side profile specifications designed to reduce unevenness for improved aerodynamic properties. On top of this, DUNLOP “SP SPORT MAXX 060” also provides balanced high performance in terms of both wet grip and steering stability, making it an ideal tire to support and contribute to the new value brought forth by SUBARU’s latest BEV and, by extension, the achievement of SDGs from the ground level up.

The Sumitomo Rubber Group has long been actively engaged in various efforts to contribute to solutions to environmental issues, culminating in the announcement of our “Driving Our Future Challenge 2050” Long-Term Sustainability Policy* in August 2021. Moving forward, the Sumitomo Rubber Group is committed to contributing to the realization of a sustainable society through the development of tires for electric vehicles and other Advanced Products.

Sumitomo Rubber Establishes Long-Term Sustainability Policy: “Driving Our Future Challenge 2050” (News Release Issued August 5, 2021)