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Coopertires announces the introduction of a multi terrain tyre for the Southern African market, suitable for fitment to SUV’s with 19” - the Cooper Zeon LTZ.

 “We have had a large number of SUV and 4x4 vehicle owners requesting a 19” all terrain tyre for SUV vehicles that is rugged enough to cope with the challenging Southern African conditions” says Jenny Soons, Marketing Director of Coopertires.    Jenny continued, “the Cooper Zeon LTZ has been proven in both America and Australia, and we put the tyres to the test by fitting the 19” Zeon LTZ to Kingsley Holgate’s Landrover Discovery 4.”

Kingsley Holgate renowned  South African explorer, humanitarian and author fitted the 19” LTZ tyres to his Landrover Discovery 4 for the 90 day, 3 country expedition to track, research and document the Lubombo Mountain Range northern Kruger National Park to the Ghost Mountain in Mkuze, Northern KwaZulu Natal.   “The expedition is all about rhino protection,” says Kingsley, “we have to stop the killing of our rhinos – we all have to do our bit.”

Kingsley had this to say about the tyres, “We put the Cooper LTZ tyres through their paces from sand, mud, gravel and tar and they are more than adequate for this environment.   They are, by far, the best tyres we have had fitted to the Disco 4 to date.”

The LTZ is a hybrid 4x4 / SUV tyre with a 50% on road and 50% off road capability.   It has a modern pattern design with a combination of lateral grooves and functionally patterned tread elements to provide dependable multi terrain performance.    The optimized pitch sequence helps provide even tread wear and low tread related noise.   The scalloped shoulder lugs provide traction off road particularly in soft surfaces like mud and sand.

Manufactured in America the Cooper LTZ follows the Coopertire Company’s aftermarket tyre building strategy of developing strong, high mileage  4x4 and SUV tyres. Cooper Tires is a world leader in the research and development of modern tyre technology. Today, Cooper is the ninth largest tyre manufacturer in the world.


Cooper tyres are available at over 100 dealers in Southern Africa.   For further information visit or email

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