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Bridgestone launches its second-generation all-season touring tire

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Bridgestone Tire announced the launch of its Weather Control A005 EVO tire, the second generation of the company’s all-season touring tire.

Like its predecessor, the Weather Control A005, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO has been designed to deliver year-round control, safety, and convenience – but has been reengineered to offer additional performance benefits.

Peace of mind, no matter the time of year

From urban driving to country roads, the new Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO tire is designed to meet the needs and expectations European drivers have for an all-season tyre and address the everyday challenges they face in different weather conditions.

The Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO has been built using Bridgestone’s advanced, high silica NanoPro-tech compound technology. Bridgestone has combined the compound with a new mixing technology that improves its silica dispersion to give the A005 EVO excellent fuel efficiency and enhance its overall snow potential.

Applying a V-shaped layout and innovative Z-shaped sipes and featuring a new compound formula, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO delivers a snow traction force that is three percent improved on its predecessor, a snow braking distance that is also three percent improved, and a slalom acceleration that is four percent improved. The tire is also certified by the renowned 3 Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) marking.

Focusing on snow performance

Developed and manufactured in Europe, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO will be available as of July 2020 in 94 sizes from 15”-21” to accommodate most passenger cars and on road SUVs. This includes eight popular sizes offered with Bridgestone’s DriveGuard Run-Flat Technology (RFT). With DriveGuard RFT, drivers can keep control and continue driving safely for 80km at speeds of up to 80km/h when the tyre experiences damage.[4] The line-up also includes 64 HRD sizes, which is 15 more than its predecessor.

Speaking on the release of the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was Emilio Tiberio, Chief Technical Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Bridgestone EMIA: ‘We’re determined to help drivers overcome the everyday challenges they face on the road, no matter the time of year. Building on the incredible wet grip performance that was engineered into the A005, we decided to improve the snow performance of its successor even further. The Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO truly offers drivers peace of mind on the roads whatever the season.’

There is no announcement yet if Bridgestone’s new all-season tire will be available in North America.

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