NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 3, 2014) — Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. has selected the run-flat version of the Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus as an OE fitment for the “family package” on the 2014 Nissan Rogue S and SV models, according to Bridgstone Americas.
The family package versions of the Rogue crossover feature a third row of seats, which eliminates the space usually reserved for a spare tire, thereby necessitating the use of a run-flat tire.
Nissan is fitting these models with the Ecopia H/L 422 Plus RFT in size P225/65RF17 100H. The tire is manufactured at the company’s plant in Tosu, Japan; Nissan assembles the Rogue at its plant in Smyrna, Tenn.
Mike Martini, president, original equipment, U.S. and Canada Consumer Tire Sales Division, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, called the Rogue a “perfect vehicle to showcase the outstanding benefits of Bridgestone’s Ecopia brand tires.”
The Ecopia H/L 422 Plus RFT is a self-supporting tire that provides extended mobility — up to 50 miles at a maximum speed of 50 mph at zero inflation pressure — while also delivering “impressive” dry, wet and all-season traction, he said.
Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?
|I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.||
|I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.||
|I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.||
|I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.||
|I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.||
|Total votes: 78|