North American OE tyre approvals for Bridgestone, Yokohama
Bridgestone Americas reports that its Bridgestone Dueler tyres are featured as original equipment on the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, while Yokohama Tire Corporation has announced the selection of its Avid S34RV for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.
The Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport is original equipment on the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and Limited models in size 265/60R18, while the Dueler Ecopia H/L 422 Plus is available on the 2016 Jeep Cherokee Summit, Overland and Limited models in size 265/50R20. Commenting on these approvals, Mike Martini, president of the original equipment and consumer tyre sales divisions at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, said: “The iconic Jeep brand has its roots in off-road adventure, and it is the ideal vehicle to showcase the performance and durable dependability of the Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport and Dueler Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tyres.”
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is the latest vehicle to sport Yokohama tyres as original equipment in North America. The minivan will wear the Avid S34RV in size 235/65R17 104T in both the US and Canadian markets. “Our Avid line has a long history of being original equipment to some of the most exciting vehicles,” said Andrew Zeisser, director of OE sales for Yokohama Tire Corporation. “The Chrysler Pacifica, which will also be available in a hybrid, is yet a new addition we are proud to welcome.”