Jeep another OE win for Bridgestone’s Dueler
Bridgestone Americas has chalked up another win with its Dueler-branded tires, announcing that two tires in the range are now featured on the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport tire is available on selected Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and Limited models. The Dueler Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire is original equipment on all Overland models and also comes optional on Limited models.
Earlier this year Bridgestone announced that Lexus had chosen its Dueler Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire as original equipment on select luxury 2016 RX models.
“Traction and toughness”
“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 at 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 Dueler H/P Sport is specially designed for high-performing SUVs, pickup trucks and crossover vehicles, and Bridgestone says the tire combines “traction and toughness with superior driving performance, comfort and reliability.”
The Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire provides year-round traction, handling and comfort with reduced environmental impact and durable, dependable, all-season performance, with the tire’s low rolling resistance contributing to greater fuel efficiency. The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the latest generation of the most-awarded SUV ever.
More accolades for Bridgestone
Bridgestone Corporation has also been recognized by General Motors with a 2015 Supplier of the Year Award — the 14th time the company has received this distinction. Martini said the award was a tribute to the company’s employees worldwide who engineer the “high-quality tires and provide the exceptional service” that partners like General Motors expect.
“We are focused on building positive supplier relationships; bringing new, customer-centric innovations to GM; and being the OEM of choice among suppliers,” said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The companies we recognize not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve.”
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 is available on the 2016 Jeep Cherokee Summit, Overland and Limited models in size 265/50R20.
For more information on Bridgestone’s Dueler and Ecopia tire lines, visit the website.