Thule Group

Thule Introduces a Complete New Line of Cargo Boxes

Press Release   •   Aug 10, 2012 10:07 EDT

Seymour, CT –Thule, the world innovator and leader in Cargo Box design and sales, introduces a completely new line of cargo boxes that fulfills the multiple un-met needs of consumers and significantly simplifies the cargo box buying process. This new approach to the category will make it easier for the consumer to understand and make the right decision for them.

“We have done extensive consumer research on the various types of cargo consumers and their unique needs, usage habits and vehicle size restrictions. Determining the need of the consumer first will help simplify the buying process,” remarked Tripp Wyckoff, VP of Sales, Marketing and Service.

The four new box designs include upgraded features and improved aerodynamics.  All Thule cargo boxes sold in North America are made with pride in Franklin Park, IL USA and will be available January 1, 2013.

THULE HYPER™                    

The New Hyper Box offers luxurious space with outstanding quality, security and ultra conveniences.

It is the perfect combination of style, protection and quality.

DESIGN FEATURES

Patented AeroNose Design reduces drag and noise making it the most aerodynamic box available.

Reinforced Ultra-Thick Lid and Base for maximum durability.

Patented Rear-Angled Base and expanded vehicle mounting points help maximize trunk and hatch clearance.

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

AcuTight Mounting “clicks” when you reach optimal hold to ensure your box is secured to the rack.

Integrated Light for nighttime loading and unloading.

Oversized SecureLock ensures the box is closed securely and properly prior to driving.

Dual-Side Opening for loading/unloading from either side of the vehicle.

SPECIFICATIONS

Two-Tone black and silver design.

High-Gloss automotive finish.

Fits Thule rack systems, round bars and most factory racks.

Extra Large (XL) 612                 17 cu. ft.                       MSRP $949.95

THULE SONIC™

The new Sonic Box combines efficiency with style. It designed for those looking for an aerodynamic box with a wide variety of size and convenience options.

DESIGN FEATURES

Patented AeroNose Design cuts through the air and reduces drag and noise.

Patented Rear-Angled Base and expanded vehicle mounting points help maximize trunk and hatch clearance.

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

AcuTight Mounting “clicks” when you reach optimal hold to ensure your box is secured to the rack.

Oversized SecureLock ensures the box is closed securely and properly prior to driving.

Dual-Side Opening for loading/unloading from either side of the vehicle.

SPECIFICATIONS

High-Gloss automotive finish in metallic silver or glossy black

Fits Thule rack systems, round bars and most factory racks

Large (L) 634                             13 cu. ft.                       MSRP $549.95

Extra Large (XL) 635                 17 cu. Ft                       MSRP $629.95

Extra Extra Large (2XL) 636     22 cu. ft.                       MSRP $719.95

Alpine 633                                  11 cu. ft.                       MSRP $599.95

THULE FORCE™

The Force Box offers value and space while still offering key conveniences.

DESIGN FEATURES

AeroSkin Lid design and material help the box cut through the air.

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

Tool-Free Quick-Grip Mounting system attaches box to rack in less than 5 minutes.

Oversized SecureLock ensures the box is closed securely.

Dual-Side Opening for loading/unloading from either side of the vehicle.

SPECIFICATIONS

Available in matte black only.

Fits Thule rack systems, round bars and most factory racks.

Large (L) 624                              13 cu. ft.                       MSRP $429.95

Extra Large (XL) 625                  17 cu. ft.                       MSRP $489.95

Extra Extra Large (2XL) 626      21 cu. ft.                       MSRP $579.95

Alpine 623                                   12 cu. ft.                       MSRP $429.95

THULE PULSE™

The New Pulse Box offers consumers the additional space they need at a great value.

DESIGN FEATURES

Durable and Rugged ABS material is long-lasting and helps protects contents during transit.

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

Easy-Grip Mounting assembles in moments and easily attaches the box to the rack.

Oversized SecureLock ensures the box is closed securely.

Single-Side Opening for safe, passenger side loading/unloading of items.

SPECIFICATIONS

Fits Thule racks systems, round bars and most factory racks.

Available in matte black only.

Large(L) 613                            14 cu. ft.                       MSRP $399.95

Extra Large (XL) 614               16 cu. ft.                       MSRP $449.95

Alpine 615                                11 cu. ft.                       MSRP $369.95

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About Thule Group

Thule Group is a world leader in products and brands that make it easy for people to transport their equipment securely, safely and in style. Under the motto Active Life, Simplified, Thule Group offers products within four business areas: Carry Solutions (laptop and camera bags, backpacks etc), Vehicle Solutions (roof racks, bike racks, ski boxes, snow chains etc), Work Solutions(ladder racks, tool boxes etc) and Towing Solutions(towbars and trailers). The Thule Group has about 3,100 employees at more than 50 production facilities and sales offices worldwide. In 2010 sales amounted to SEK 5.7 billion.

Find out more at www.thule.com