ERJ staff report (DS)
Brussels -- For the first time in over 70 years, French car maker CitroÃ«n has selected Bridgestone tyres as original equipment fitments.
Bridgestone will supply tyres for the 2010 C3 compact and the DS3, the first model in CitroÃ«n's new premium DS line.
CitroÃ«n has selected Bridgestone's Potenza RE050A in 17-inch sizes (205/45 R17 88V XL) for the DS3 3-door hatchback. The tyre has an asymmetric tread design which provides high-level wet safety and meets CitroÃ«n's specification for outstanding dry braking performance.
Bridgestone's Turanza ER300 tyres were standard in 15-inch rim sizes (185/65 R15 88H) on the stylish new C3 5-door hatchback when it debuted in European showrooms last November.
â€œBridgestone is extremely pleased to work with CitroÃ«n and supply flagship Potenza and Turanza tyres for the launch of these two exciting new models. Both our companies share the same commitment to creativity and technologyâ€ commented Mr Didier Schneider, Vice President Original Equipment, Bridgestone Europe. â€œExpanding our business with French car manufacturers and a top European player like CitroÃ«n strengthens our position as a global playerâ€.
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Press release from Bridgestone