BRIDGESTONE FIRESTONE NORTH AMERICAN TIRE ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITION TO BLIZZAK FAMILY OF WINTER TIRES
NASHVILLE , Tenn. (August 15, 2005) – Does severe winter weather keep you trapped indoors? Not anymore. Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT) has announced the newest member of the Blizzak family of winter tires, the Bridgestone® Blizzak™ Revo1 with UNI-T® Technology. The Blizzak Revo1 tires are designed for severe ice or snow conditions and allow a solid grip on wet and dry roads.
The tire contains Tube Multicell compound, which greatly improves the tire’s ice performance in most slippery conditions. Bite particles embedded in the Tube Multicell compound help grab the ice while the Tube Multicell compound cuts through and disperses the water. A cross-riblet surface provides ice traction for a new tire until the Tube Multicell compound is exposed.
Zigzag sipes contribute to upgraded traction on ice through drainage and edge effect, and 3D sipes improve dry performance while maintaining snow, ice and wet traction.
The Blizzak Revo1 is available in 11 Q-speed rated sizes and has a non-directional tread design for the 65-60 series and a directional tread design for the 55-45 series.
The new sizes, and their popular 2005 vehicle fitments, are:
Popular 2005 Vehicle Fitment
185/65R15 88 Q
Toyota Corolla CE(03-05), Prius(04-05)
195/65R15 91 Q
VW Golf (05)/Passat GL(05), Volvo S60(01-05)/V70 2.4(02-05), Chrysler PT Cruiser(01-05), Honda Accord DX(03-05), Mazda 3(04-05), Pontiac Sunfire(05), Toyota Corolla LE(04-05)/S(03-05)
205/65R15 94 Q
Chevrolet Malibu(04-05), Chrysler Sebring(05), Honda Accord LX(03-05), Hyundai Sonata(03-05), Pontiac Grand Am SE(04-05), Toyota Camry LE(00-05)/Solara SE(05)
195/60R15 88 Q
Hyundai Elantra GLS/GT(03-05), Chevrolet Cobalt(05), Ford Focus(05), Honda Civic EX/LX(04-05), KIA Spectra(05), Nissan Sentra 1.8(05), Saturn ION2(03-05), Toyota Celica GT(00-05)
215/65R16 98 Q
Ford Mustang V6 Deluxe(05), Toyota Sienna CE/LE/XLE(04-05), Hyundai Tucson(05), Chrysler Town & Country Limited/Touring(03-05), Dodge Grand Caravan(03-05), Volvo XC70(03-05)
215/60R16 95 Q
Mazda MPV LX(03-05), Chevrolet Malibu LT(04-05), Ford Taurus(02-05), Honda Accord Hybrid(05), Lexus ES300(04-05)/GS300(96-05), Mercury Sable GS/LS(01-05), Nissan Altima 2.5(05), Pontiac G6(05), Toyota Camry XLE(02-05), Solara SLE(04-05), Subaru Forester(03-05)
205/60R16 92 Q
Chrysler Sebring(05), Dodge Stratus(03-05), Honda Accord EX(03-05)/LX(03-05), Hyundai Sonata GLS/LX(02-05)/XG350(02-05), Mazda 6(04-05), Suzuki Verona LX/EX(05)
225/60R16 98 Q
Buick Century(05)/LaCrosse CX/CXL(05), LeSabre Celebration Edition(05)/Park Avenue Prestige package (04-05), Cadillac Deville(96-05)/DHS(00-05), Chevrolet Impala(00-05), Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS(01-05)/LT(05), Ford Crown Victoria(03-05), Mercury Grand Marquis GS(04-05)/LS(05), Pontiac Bonneville SE(04-05), Pontiac Grand Prix(05), Subaru Outback 2.5(05), Ford Freestar S/SE(04-05), Kia Amanti(04-05)
205/55R16 91 Q
BMW 325(01-05), Mercedes C240/320(01-05), VW GTi 1.8(02-05)/New Beetle(01-05)/Passat(05), Volvo S40 2.4/T5(05)/V50(05)/V70 2.5T(04-05), Acura RSX(02-05), Chevrolet Cavalier(04-05)/Cobalt LS/LT(05), Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible/Limited Platinum Edition(05), Honda Civic Si(04-05), Hyundai Tiburon(03-05), Lexus IS300, Mazda 3(04-05), Mitsubishi Eclipse(01-05), Pontiac Sunfire(05)/Vibe(03-05), SAAB 9-2X(05), Saturn ION3(03-05), Subaru Impreza RS/WRX(05)/Legacy 2.5(05), Toyota Matrix XR(03-05)
215/55R16 93 Q
Saturn L300(05), Audi A4 1.8T(03-05)/3.0 (02-05), SAAB 9-3(03-05),/9-5 2.3(05), Volvo S60 2.5(05)/S80 2.5(05)
225/45R17 91 Q
Audi TT(03-05), Jaguar X(02-05), Mercedes C230 Kompressor(05)/C320 Sport(04-05)/CLK500(05), AMG C55/CLK55/SLK55(05), Subaru Impreza WRX STi(04-05)
UNI-T is an acronym for “Ultimate Network of Intelligent Tire Technology” found only in Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton and select associate brand tires. One of its core technologies is a Computer Optimized Component System, CO·CS, which uses a super computer to help determine an ideal combination of tread design, casing shape, materials and construction for a particular application. The use of L.L. Carbon, or Long Link Carbon, an advanced form of carbon black, produces a stronger tire, better able to resist cracking, chipping, tearing and excessive wear.
About Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC: Nashville-based Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. BFNT develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone and associate and private brand tires. The company is focused on wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off-road, motorcycle, agricultural and other tires to its customers in North America.
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