Thule Introduces New Ascent Boxes

Thule's new Ascent series is designed to reflect the styling of today's vehicles and handle the carrying needs of active outdoors people and travelers alike.  The four boxes in line, ranging in size from 11 to 17 cubic feet in maximum carrying capacity, include a true ski carrier, luggage box, crossover wagon
box, and a multipurpose carrier.

"Roof top boxes continue to be popular with travelers, as they are an easy way to
quickly add storage capacity when needed," said TJ Hanson, Thule VP Marketing.  "The
Ascent series is loaded with key features that fit the needs of almost any traveler and at
price points for almost any budget."

The Ascent series features Diffuser Technology that channels air flow under the box
and reduces wind resistance and noise, while providing torsion stability.  The boxes also
feature Thule's fast, easy and intuitive Quick Grip mounting hardware, dual side
opening, and Thule's One Key System featuring the No Go Locking Mechanism, that
only allows for key removable once the box is closed and locked.

Ascent 1100
Designed for skiers and the city dweller with garages to contend with, the 1100
increases the height above the load bars by only 11.2 inches.
Dimensions- 88.5"L x 28.5"W x 12.4"H, 31 lbs
MSRP- $299
Available- Now

Ascent 1500
The 1500 is the first dual side opening luggage box to be on the market and is sized
specifically for the average consumer and all of their personal cargo needs, from
camping to golfing to country side excursions.
Dimensions- 65"L x 35"W x 16.4"H, 35 lbs
MSRP- $359
Available- October 1, 2007

Ascent 1600
For the CUV/Sport Wagon, the Ascent 1600 is proportioned to the smaller car designs
in this category.
Dimensions- 76"L x 33.1"W x 16.4"H, 37 lbs
MSRP- $379
Available- Now

Ascent 1700
The Ascent 1700 is a multipurpose box that can accommodate anything from kayak
paddles to skis to luggage.
Dimensions- 91.5"L x 31.5"W x 15.7"H, 40 lbs
MSRP- $399
Available- Now

With the introduction of the Ascent series, Thule will discontinue its Cascade series of
roof top boxes.

About Thule Inc.
Thule Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary within the Thule Group.  It is the leading US
manufacturer of car rack products, with production sites in Seymour, Connecticut and
Chicago, Illinois.  Thule's product line features multi-purpose roof racks, roof top boxes,
rear mount racks, and accessories for outdoor equipment including bikes, skis,
snowboards, kayaks, canoes, and surfboards.  For more information visit