Continental Tyre Malaysia launches Two New Dunlop Brand Passenger Car Tyre for the Malaysian Market

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Petaling Jaya (6 March 2015) — Continental Tyre PJ Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CTPJ) officially launched its two latest Alor Setar plant made passenger car tyre – Dunlop Formula D05 and Dunlop SP Sport J5 at Sunway Lagoon Resort & Spa.

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The Dunlop brand in Malaysia has a very long history dated back to 1963 when the PJ plant was commissioned. The development of Dunlop Formula D05 & SP Sport J5 is the testament of Continental Tyre Malaysia’s commitment to provide the Malaysian motorist the state of art technology in line with Dunlop’s tagline of “Passion for Performance”.

Mr. Sim Wee Chung, National Sales Manager of Continental Tyre PJ Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., said “Travelling in the rain can be a nerve-wracking experience, a tire with superior wet weather traction can be a big safety benefit for drivers who need to travel at speed in wet conditions. Both our Dunlop new lines are 100% engineered with German Technology, and designed with Malaysia road conditions in mind.”

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The wiper blocks designed on Dunlop Formula D05 increases the road contact area. The Edge-Effect reduces the water-film between tire and road edges which act as a wiper, ensuring excellent braking performance on wet road. Its advanced Silica Compound Technology accommodates wider range of operating temperature compared to the predecessor, Dunlop Formula D01. Enhanced grip tread compound also achieves better traction on wet condition. The four equally distributed wide longitudinal grooves on the tyre accelerate water evacuation and equalize water dispersion rate. Leaving on water on the surface of contact area, delivers the best grip of tires to the road surface.

Over the past few years tyre manufacturers have placed more emphasis on fuel economy due to consumer demand brought on by high fuel prices. Dunlop SP Sport J5 was developed with new generation of full silica compound results in very high wet grip and improved rolling resistance. With this feature, drivers can enjoy maximum driving pleasure and fuel economy, without compromising safety. The new edge tie-bar designed on Dunlop SP Sport J5 working with water dam mechanism creates high velocity water dispersing, delivers the best grip to the road surface. On top of that, optimized number of spies and grooves on the tyre also enhance water wiping effect while maintaining large contact area, ensuring excellent braking performance on wet road.

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The new and attractive features on both tires are – Dry and wet season indicator, the first to be available in Malaysia, shows clearly when to change your tires for best optimum wet performances. It reduces the hassle to check the remaining tread depth of tyres.

The Dunlop Formula D05 lines has 28 articles ranging from 15″ to 18″ is targeted for performance vehicle, while the SP Sport J5 which has 17 articles ranging from 12″ – 15″ is the comfort tyre. These 2 lines cover more than 90% of the total passenger car tyre needs of the Malaysian market. With the largest network of retailers in Malaysia which covers more than 839 outlets, these two new lines will be made easily available all over Malaysia in Continental Best Drive, Continental Stores, Dunlop Klinikar, and Viking Stores.