The tyre achieves an EU label A-grade in wet grip through high-volume slots in its shoulder for improved water evacuation and an optimised contact pressure distribution. This latter design feature also improves the tyre’s snow and wear performance.
On that front, it also carries the Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) and Mud + Snow (M + S) markings. Relevant features supporting that are a V-shaped layout to improve snow mobility and an optimised carcass construction. In addition, a new mixing technology is said to allow better silica dispersion in Bridgestone’s Nano Pro-tech compound.
The tyre also includes a sidewall protector rib to shield it from impacts with the kerb. Wear performance is supported by higher pattern stiffness.
To help reduce operational costs, Bridgestone’s new light truck tyre applies a construction and cavity optimisation design for improved rolling resistance. This has enabled the tyre to achieve an EU label C-grade for fuel efficiency in most sizes.
The tyre will be available for sale in August, and ultimately available in 23 sizes, including three HRD sizes and five high load sizes (10PR).