Thule 612 Hyper Rack, Black, X-Large

The Thule 612 Hyper Roof Rack Cargo Box is a luxurious new addition to Thule’s hard-shelled cargo carrier product line that blends unique aesthetics, with premium design features. The box has a 17 cubic foot of interior storage capacity, while its exterior shape allows for reduced drag and noise, and its two-tone color and patterning give it a distinctive look. Additional features include: an integrated internal box light, AcuTight mounting knobs that deliver exact rack tensioning, compatibility with most any rack system, maximized trunk and hatch clearance, a box lid that opens from either side, and dependable locking functionality.

The Thule 612 Hyper Roof Box seen from the side mounted on a roof rack Distinctive styling merged with efficiency and convenience in a 17 cubic foot cargo box like no other.
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Distinctive Styling Meets Efficiency and Convenience

The Thule Hyper Cargo Box features a completely new blend of style, efficiency and convenience. This new design is clear to see in the box’s outer shell. The box mixes the black or silver colors often used singularly on cargo boxes, creating a distinctive silver “X” pattern on the lid against a black base – all done in a high-gloss automotive finish. The shape of the box is also distinct. This patented Thule AeroNose shaping, combined with Hi-Flow base technology built into the lower section of the box, reduces drag and allows air to more easily pass between the box and your roof. Along with the quieter ride that cargo box users long for, AeroNose technology also provides the possibility of better gas mileage due the drop in drag. In addition to this, the Thule Hyper also features a patented rear-angled exterior base and expanded vehicle mounting points within the box. The angled base provides extra space between the box and open hatchbacks and trunks, while the expanded mounting points allow the box to be mounted further forward or back on an installed rack. Taken together, these last two points allow it to maintain a slim, low-profile that maximize storage space while maintaining scratch-free trunk and hatch clearance.

Perfect Tension Through AcuTight Mounting Hardware

When it comes to ease of mounting, the Thule Hyper cargo box is tops in its class as well, featuring a perfect fit to virtually any rack through patented AcuTight mounting knobs. AcuTight mounting knobs are ergonomic, and require no tools to secure Hyper cargo boxes to load bars of all shapes through raised slits along the bottom of the box. (Open slits are covered with a rubberized strip to keep out moisture) And unlike other mounting components which require guesswork, AcuTight mounting knobs always provide just the right amount of tension, audibly “clicking” — similar to a gas cap — and automatically stopping applied tension when you reach optimal hold to ensure your box is secured to the rack.

A demonstration of the AcuTight mounting knobs of the Thule 612 Hyper cargo box AcuTight mounting knobs secure the box to any load bar, and with an audible “click,” automatically stop tightening at the correct tension.
View larger The AeroNose shape and two-tone style of the Thule 612 Hyper Roof Box seen from above Patented, AeroNose box lid design reduces drag and noise, making for the most aerodynamic box available.
View larger A demonstration of the dual-side opening of the lid of the Thule 612 Hyper cargo box Enjoy the convenience of hands-free access to gear from either side of the box.
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Ultra Convenient Dual-side Box Access and Use

Another built-in convenience feature of the Thule Hyper cargo box is dual-side access, which allows you to get to your gear whether you are on the driver, or the passenger side of the vehicle. Once the box’s is open, a light integrated into its interior automatically turns on, making it easy to use in all lighting conditions. While the box is in use, internal lid lifters keep the lid open for hands-free access – and when you are done, simply pull one of the cables hanging from the interior of the lid for easy closing. Thule SecureLock technology ensures that all edges of the lid are completely closed, and included One-Key lock cylinders ensure that it stays that way. The Thule Hyper is intended to fit all manner of vehicles, and as such falls within Thule’s XL size category, providing 17 cubic feet of storage space. Thule size categories are standardized across their multiple cargo box offerings, and can be used help consumers determine which box is right for them: Alpine (11-12 cubic feet), Large – L (13-14 cubic feet), X-Large – XL (16-17 cubic feet), and XX-Large – XXL (21-22 cubic feet). See Thule’s 2013 cargo box product lines, and their size availability below:

  Hyper Sonic Force Pulse XXL     XL L   Alpine  

Key Features

Patented AeroNose cargo box shape and technology cuts through the air to reduce drag and noise Rear-angled box base and expanded mounting points maximize potential placements on racks, and protect vehicles from incidental contact Distinctive black and silver two-tone color and patterning Integrated light within the box automatically turns on when the lid is opened AcuTight mounting knobs audibly “click” and limit knob movement when the correct mounting tension is achieved, limiting wear on components Oversized SecureLock technology ensures the box is closed securely One-Key locks (included) secure box contents and lock the box to the carrier Dual-side opening for loading/unloading from either side of the vehicle Internal lid lifters hold the lid open for hands-free use, and internal pull cords provide for easy closing Fits Thule rack systems, round bars and most factory racks Accommodates the general gear stowage needs for 3-5 people (X Large (XL) category carrier) Made in America – All Thule cargo boxes sold in North America are made in Franklin Park, IL USA

Technical Specifications

Storage capacity – 17 cubic feet Dimensions – 76″ (l) x 33″ (w) x 16″ (h) Mounting system – AcuTight mounting knobs Box opening/accessibility – Dual-side Side of box One-Key lock cylinders included – 2 Load straps (internal) included – 2 Colors/finish – Two-tone black and silver high-gloss automotive finish Rack compatibility – Compatible with most Thule rack systems, round bars, and most factory racks

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Thule will warranty all Thule brand car rack systems and its accessories manufactured by Thule during the time that an original retail purchaser owns the product. This warranty terminates if a purchaser transfers the product to any other person. No warranty is given for defects caused by normal wear and tear, cosmetic rust, scratches, accidents, unlawful vehicle operation, or modification of, or any types of repair of a load carrier system other than those authorized by Thule.

About Thule

Thule was founded in 1942 by the Thulin family, when Eric Thulin, a true lover of the outdoors, put the Thule name on a pike trap he designed and began to sell in Scandinavia. It wasn’t long before he added other practical items to the company’s portfolio. By the 1960s, the company began to concentrate on car-related products, including its first roof rack. The Thulin family sold Thule to the publicly listed company Eldon in 1979, and it has continued to grow both organically and through acquisitions ever since. The Thule Group is a world leader in providing transport solutions for an active life.

Product Features

  • Patented AeroNose Design reduces drag and noise making it the most aerodynamic box available.Load capacity 110 lb
  • Reinforced Ultra-Thick Lid and Base for maximum durability
  • Patented Rear-Angled Base and expanded vehicle mounting points help maximize trunk and hatch clearance
  • AcuTight Mounting “clicks” when you reach optimal hold to ensure your box is secured to the rack
  • Integrated Light for nighttime loading and unloading