Bridgestone Corporation recently announced that it has begun supplying the Ecopia RD613 as an OE tire for the newly updated Toyota Hiace, which was launched by Toyota Motor Corp. in May.
The Ecopia brand produces tires with low rolling resistance, which reduces the fuel consumption by the vehicle, but the tire maker always emphasizes that the fuel efficiency is combined with other key tire performance metrics, such as wet traction. For the new Hiace, the company designed tires with a new rubber compound that also improved fuel efficiency and handling response in the rainy weather.
«In addition to the optimized fuel efficiency and increased riding comfort, these tires are meant to increase the level of traction in challenging conditions — the Bridgestone spokesman noted — Thus, installing the Ecopia RD613 on new vans makes driving even safer and more comfortable.»
The tires are supplied in size 195/80R15 107/105N LT.