Thule has unveiled a new hardshell rear cargo box with a modern design and great aerodynamics that don’t impact fuel consumption.

By YourLuxury

A new cargo box, the Thule Arcos, puts your luggage on the back of your car for easy accessibility and great aerodynamics. An easy-to-use solution, Thule Arcos is perfect if your car has limited boot space and if you don’t want to mount anything on your car roof.

Thule Arcos is a hard-shell cargo box designed to provide extra loading space with easy access at the rear of the car. By using the car´s towbar to carry the cargo box, wind resistance is minimised and it becomes possible to carry other large loads on the car roof such as a rooftop tent, a kayak carrier or even bikes.

Mounting the cargo box on the towbar is only possible for cars equipped with towbars and can be a solution where roof boxes can’t be mounted due to the design of the car roof, such as some electric cars. The sleek, low and aerodynamic design of Thule Arcos ensures great visual view in the rear view mirror and makes it convenient to load and unload your luggage — and, the boot of the car is always accessible. This makes loading and unloading of gear in the boot convenient.

The Thule Arcos means even a small car can transform into an adventure vehicle, capable of carrying all your travel kit and outdoor gear. The premium hard-shell exterior makes it robust and stable and protects the contents from dirt and water.

Extensive tests by Thule show that having a cargo box on the back of the car has limited impact on battery or fuel consumption on and can even in some cases decrease it.

 “One way to get more packing space without increasing energy consumption is the latest trend of mounting a cargo box on the car’s towbar,” explains Jamie Owen, Thule SA’s marketing manager. “Extensive testing revealed that both the petrol car and the electric car had slightly lower consumption with the box fitted than when the car was running completely empty on the test route.”

 “We are broadening our range of rear-of-cargo solutions, and a premium product with aerodynamics like our new Thule Arcos box is genuinely a game-changer. You can put a large easy-to-access cargo box on the back of your car and end up with the same fuel or electricity consumption as you would have without it,” concludes Owen.

Thule Arcos comes in two sizes: Thule Arcos M has a volume of 300 litres and Thule Arcos L carries 400 litres. This means you can easily load a pram and some bags or two golf bags, even in the M version.


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