NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced that two of its Bridgestone-brand Dueler tires are featured as original equipment on the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the latest generation of the most awarded SUV ever.
Engineered to exceed the performance standards of today's consumer, the Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport tire is available on select Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and Limited models. Specially designed for high-performing SUVs, pickup trucks and crossover vehicles, the Dueler H/P Sport tire from Bridgestone combines traction and toughness with superior driving performance, comfort and reliability.
The Bridgestone-brand Dueler Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire is original equipment on all Overland models of the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and comes optional on Limited models. Combining year-round traction, handling and comfort with reduced environmental impact, the Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire provides durable, dependable, all-season performance, and the tire's low rolling resistance helps contribute to greater fuel efficiency.
"Bridgestone is committed to delivering innovative and industry-leading products that allow consumers to continue their journey, wherever it takes them," said Mike Martini, president, original equipment, U.S. and Canada Consumer Tire Sales Divisions, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. "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 tires."
The Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport tire is original equipment on the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and Limited models in size 265/60R18. The Dueler Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire from Bridgestone is available on the 2016 Jeep Cherokee Summit, Overland and Limited models in size 265/50R20.
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.