MIAMI — Tire Group International L.L.C. (TGI) is adding UHP, SUV, SUV-UHP and M/T patterns to its Cosmo brand as it gears up to launch the brand to U.S. customers.
The new lines will carry some rather unorthodox names — Sexy Beast UHP, Kitty Kat SUV UHP, Chubby Nubby M/T and El Jefe H/T SUV — thanks to market research TGI conducted that revealed that consumers are more apt to remember a brand if they connect with it on a personal level. The new product names play off the Cosmo brand's Tiger logo/mascot.
TGI launched Cosmo in 1994 initially as a bias-ply light truck tire brand and has marketed it predominantly to its Latin American/Caribbean customer base since while adding radial passenger, light truck, medium truck, etc. lines.