Lexus picks Bridgestone Ecopia for 2016 RX

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Lexus picks Bridgestone Dueler Ecopia for 2016 RX

Lexus has chosen Bridgestone’s Dueler Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire as original equipment on select luxury 2016 RX models.

Part of the Bridgestone Ecopia line of tires, the fuel-efficient tires will feature on the Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h, in sizes 235/65R18 and 235/55R20 on both models.

A ‘smooth, quiet, luxury ride’

According to Bridgestone, the 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.”

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Courtesy: Lexus

What consumers and industry are saying

According to Consumer Search, auto owners who have bought the tires reported positive experiences, with many saying the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia improved their SUV’s fuel economy, and the tire is a standout in its class on ice and snow.

Consumer Search said the Bridgestone delivered a “comfortable ride,” according to experts, but “doesn’t match the life span of the Continental CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus or the handling of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season.”


Courtesy: Bridgestone

Tire review website Tire Reviews and Ratings gave the tire 4.5 stars, saying that when the five-year or 65,000 mile tread warranty was combined with the “kind of savings (they tires) can create and the dependable performance they deliver… you have an exceptional tire which is well worth buying”.

Bridgestone Dueler Ecopia H/L 422 Plus specifications and more information is available on Bridgestone’s website.

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