Bridgestone Europe has presented a new tire model Bridgestone Duravis All Season that is positioned as the brand’s first-ever all-season tire for the light truck segment. According to the manufacturer, these tires can be used by medium to large truck fleets, the three peak mountain snowflake sign (3PMSF) testifying to their efficiency on snowy roads. In addition, the tire has A-grade wet grip on the EU tire label.
The Duravis All Season features a V-shaped tread pattern that improves handling response on snow, while the special rubber compound with a high content of silica increases traction in challenging weather conditions. «With the growing rise of ecommerce and last mile delivery demands, plus the pressures of the EU’s fuel economy regulations, fleets today face many challenges,« — the Bridgestone spokesman said, adding that „The Duravis All Season is designed to help them reduce their total ownership costs through year-round usage and durability.“
The robust tire applies a sidewall protector rib to shield it from impacts with the curb; the Bridgestone Duravis All Season also provides great wear performance thanks to higher pattern stiffness. In addition, the tire construction and form were optimized to reduce rolling resistance, which enabled the tire to achieve an EU label C-grade for fuel efficiency in most sizes.
„Today, more and more fleets are choosing all-season tires because of the convenience they provide“ — noted Emilio Tiberio, Chief Technical Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Bridgestone EMIA — We’re very excited to provide our customers with a durable, all-season model that can ensure peace of mind in all weather conditions, minimize downtime periods and reduce overall total cost of ownership. The Duravis All Season, our first-ever all-season tire for light trucks, helps to provide the business efficiency fleets are seeking. I’m very proud of the team for delivering a tire that ticks so many boxes.»
The Bridgestone Duravis All Season will be available since August 2020 with new sizes coming in September. Totally, the tire will be manufactured in 23 sizes, five of which will feature reinforced construction (load index 10PR). As the company notes, the new model can be fitted virtually on every car in the target segment.