February 13, 2007

Bridgestone Firestone launches new light truck and commercial tire line

Mississauga, Ontario – Bridgestone Firestone Canada Inc. and Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC have announced the launch of their new Bridgestone Duravis heavy-duty light truck and commercial tire line, introduced this week at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. The new tire line is focused on delivering long mileage, durability and reliable performance for fleets, as well as personal and commercial light truck users.

The Duravis line will include two tires for heavy-duty commercial use, featuring a square footprint, sidewall protector, stone rejector technology and heavy-duty construction. The R500 HD is a full-highway-depth R-rated tire available in six light truck sizes; the Duravis R250 will be available to the light truck market in April 2007, and is Q-rated and available in five sizes.

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