My Rav4 needs new tires. I've been doing my crazy research to pick the best tires ever. Since the Rav4 is not a real off-road SUV, the tire makers try to pigeonhole me into buying regular car tires. I want something that can handle some off-road, does well on highway, and is great in the snow. In other words, I want it all. I've narrowed the choices down and in my research I stumbled upon an aromatic tire!
"KUMHO Tire USA, announces the introduction of the world’s first fragrance automotive tire, the ECSTA DX. The project is the “fruition” of more than a year’s worth of research and development to deliver an alluring aroma tire that replaces the normal “black rubber” smell with heat-resistant oils in the scent of lavender, and in later versions, neroli (orange) or jasmine.
The tire is targeted at female consumers who drive such sedans as the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Subaru Outback, Chrysler Sebring and Ford Taurus."
I hate hate hate female targeted marketing. Why not make them in pink and lavender colors? Besides who cares if their tires are lavender scented. I certainly don't get out of my car to smell my tires....ever unless there's some sort of problem. Let me be the first to pose new aromatic products....an aromatic cell phone or aromatic pets. I'm thinking white house cats could be vanilla scented and black cats of course chocolate or black licorice. Then calico cats would be of course neopolitan scented with vanilla, strawberry, and choco scents.