THULE SA PRESS RELEASE
THULE Excellence XT Roofbox Combines Sporty Appeal and Design Innovation
January 2013 – THULE, the pioneers in the production of roof boxes for more than four decades, has proved once again that they are at the forefront of design and innovation with the release of the Excellence XT Roofbox.
In a recent test conducted by one of Germany’s leading motor magazines Auto Zeitung, the THULE Excellence XT Roofbox exceeded the key criteria of value, quality, efficiency, safety and design and achieved a winning position.
Equipped with the “Power-Click” quick mounting system, the sporty Excellence XT Roofbox fixes securely to the roof racks by means of the single-handed grip. And for those familiar with THULE’s roofbox functionality, it should come as no surprise that the THULE patented Dual-Side opening was explicitly praised by the test team. The benefit of this specification enables the box to be opened from both sides of the roof.
Not leaving it to one new feature, THULE has added what some might believe is arguably the most innovative feature being the automatic load fixation. When closing the box lid, the integrated loading net comes into effect and secures the load on the extra-integrated non-permanent adhesive base mat. (see image set below)
Always staying at the cutting edge of technology, THULE has developed a Box Light for those early morning and late evening travellers. The Box Light automatically turns on or off simply by opening or closing the box lid, offering supreme visibility by means of the specially designed LED lamp.
Adding to the sporty, sleek appearance of the Excellence XT Roofbox is the two-tone white and black colour scheme with glossy finish, making it easier to clean and complimenting even the most stylish vehicles.
Coupling all of these features with flawless mounting operation, driveability, weather resistance and price, the Excellence XT Roofbox delivers the excellent quality and engineering you have come to expect from the THULE brand.
You can find the THULE Excellence XT Roofbox in store with a price tag of R18,999.00, and this comes with a 5-year warranty on manufacture.
For full product information, visit www.thule.co.za
. For dealer enquiries or to order your THULE Excellence XT Roofbox, call Nicci De Beer at THULE SA on 0861 1 THULE (84853).
THULE TESTING FACTS
Many of Thule’s products are used under extreme conditions. That’s why one of the cornerstones of Thule’s product strategy is safety. That’s also why Thule has three Quality Test Centres in different countries across the globe that put the products through an extensive and rigorous testing process surpassing industry standards. On top of legal requirements, Thule performs a large number of self-imposed tests that provide our customers with even greater assurance.
Before any product goes into production, it is exposed to everything from icy cold to desert heat and long-term UV radiation, tensile tests, shock tests, vibration tests, wind tunnels, endurance tests, aerodynamic tests and crash tests. Thule also take the prototypes and test products into the real world and try the functions that will make the equipment safer and easier to use. When the testing team at Thule is finally happy, they know that the customers will be too. Thule also helps lead the way in setting the safety and quality standards of industry products, sitting on the committee for ISO standards.
The THULE brand was established in Sweden in 1942 and is now a premium brand that is used around the world. Under the motto “Bring Your Life”, THULE offers a wide assortment of accessories to simplify the transportation of your gear and equipment in a secure, safe and stylish way.
Roof racks, bike and water sport carriers, roof boxes, accessories for recreational vehicles, trailers for the active life (horses, boats etc), snow chains as well as luggage bags and boxes are just some examples of what THULE currently offers. THULE is the largest brand in the THULE Group.
For more information visit www.thule.com.