Number One Selling Luxury Vehicle in North America to Feature Bridgestone Fuel-Efficient Tires

Bridgestone Dueler Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire featured as original equipment for select 2016 Lexus RX models

Feb 12, 2016, 11:00 ET from Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced its Bridgestone-brand Dueler Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire has been specified as original equipment on select Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h models. The Dueler Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire is part of the Bridgestone Ecopia line of tires, which are born from the company's long-term commitment to delivering innovative and sustainable mobility.

Designed for drivers who value a smooth, luxury ride, the Bridgestone Dueler Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire delivers the durable, dependable, all-season performance and comfortable ride that luxury vehicle owners expect, while offering low rolling resistance designed to make cars more fuel-efficient.

"That Lexus chose the Bridgestone Dueler Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire as original equipment on its number one selling luxury vehicle in North America says a great deal about the performance and benefits of this Bridgestone tire," said Mike Martini, president, original equipment, U.S. and Canada Consumer Tire Sales Divisions, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. "Our engineers in Akron and Japan worked very closely with the Lexus team to ensure that the Dueler H/L Ecopia 422 Plus delivered the excellent handling and smooth, quiet luxury ride that today's drivers demand from a Lexus luxury vehicle."

The Dueler Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire from Bridgestone is available as original equipment on the 2016 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h models in sizes 235/65R18 and 235/55R20 on both models. The 2016 Lexus RX is currently available in showrooms.

The flagship Bridgestone Ecopia line of tires contributes to a global goal of Bridgestone: to improve tire rolling resistance by 25 percent by 2020.

To learn more about the Bridgestone Dueler Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire and the complete Ecopia tire line from Bridgestone, visit BridgestoneTire.com/Ecopia.

About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:
Nashville, Tennessee-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world's largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.

SOURCE Bridgestone Americas, Inc.