European launch for latest Starfire winter tyre range
Cooper Tire Europe has introduced a new winter range under its Starfire Tires associated brand. The Starfire W200 is aimed at the compact car market and manufactured at Cooper’s Kruševac facility in Serbia. Following testing in Alpine winter conditions, the tyre maker reports this newest member of the Starfire winter portfolio is a tyre that “delivers exceptional grip in snow, slush and wet conditions, thanks to state-of-the-art computer technology and increased sipe density.”
The W200 benefits from what Cooper calls ‘Tapered Alternating Groove Technology’ – this involves the use of forward-facing shoulder grooves and V-Slots that enhance braking along with a backward-facing centre groove that improves traction. The tread compound has a high silica compound in order to enhance grip in snow, slush and wet conditions by remaining flexible at low temperatures without sacrificing treadwear.
The W200 range is available in 25 sizes for 13 to 16-inch rim diameter fitments. All tyres have a ‘C’ label rating for wet grip and an ‘E’ rating for rolling resistance.