• Mazda chooses Dunlop SP Sport 5000 tires for its 2014 Mazda6
• The Mazda6 has been completely redesigned for 2014

AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 29, 2012  Dunlop Tires has announced that Mazda’s newly-redesigned 2014 Mazda6 sport sedan will be riding on Dunlop SP Sport 5000 tires when the vehicle goes on sale early next year.

According to Mazda, the 2014 Mazda6 was designed to be a game-changer in the mid-size vehicle segment. An adaptation of Mazda’s TAKERI concept, the all-new Mazda6 incorporates the automaker’s KODO "Soul of Motion" design language, featuring dynamic exterior styling with a strong presence and excellent aerodynamics, an upscale interior with premium materials, and an outstanding balance of ride comfort, stability and a fun-to-drive demeanor.

Adding to the stylish performance of the 2014 Mazda6 will be Dunlop’s SP Sport 5000 tire–exclusive on the vehicle’s 19-inch fitment in size P225/45R19.

“Mazda and Dunlop share a passion for style, quality, innovation and performance,” said Garth Ely, Dunlop’s director of brand marketing. “So, Mazda’s choice of Dunlop tires for the all-new Mazda6 is great reflection of the character of the Dunlop brand.”

The Dunlop SP Sport 5000 is a stylish, high-performance all-season tire which offers confident traction and a smooth, quiet ride. An asymmetrical tread pattern helps deliver superb dry and wet handling, while a high-performance tread compound provides enhanced grip and control in a range of driving conditions. Jointless Band Technology helps maintain the tire's shape, enabling smooth performance at highway speeds.

More information about Dunlop’s extensive line of car, truck and SUV tires can be found at www.DunlopTires.com.

About Dunlop 
Dunlop is a global tire brand with an excellent reputation among performance car enthusiasts. Well known for its prestigious sports car racing heritage, many of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers—including Alfa Romeo, AMG, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Jaguar, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Nissan and Porsche—come standard with Dunlop tires. For more information on Dunlop’s broad selection of tires for cars, light trucks, SUVs, and more, visit www.dunloptires.com.