London – Bridgestone Tyres has been selected by Daimler for the 2015 launch of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV, the Japanese tire-maker announced on 5 Aug.
The mid-sized SUV will be fitted with Dueler H/P Sport tires in four sizes across the model range.
In 2014, the Dueler H/P Sport tire was chosen for the new Mercedes-Benz GLA compact SUV, while the C-Class was equipped with Bridgestone Turanza T001 touring tires, Bridgestone Potenza S001 sport tires and Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires.
For the new Mercedes-Benz GLC, Bridgestone is producing sizes 235/65 R17, 235/60 R18, 235/55 R19 and 255/45 R20.
Bridgestone said it developed the Dueler H/P Sport tire specifically for latest-generation SUVs, “providing these vehicles with responsive handling combined with high levels of ride comfort, safety and durability.”