NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 30, 2002) — The Bridgestone Potenza RE92 tire has been named OE tire for the new 2003 Subaru Baja. Bridgestone/Firestone is supplying the H speed-rated tire in size P225/60R16.
The all-wheel drive Baja is the Subaru's newest crossover vehicle and is based on the Legacy/Outback platform. It arrived in U.S. showrooms in September.
The all-season Potenza RE92 has been available for some time, but this new application is the only one to feature raised white letters on the sidewall, a feature BFS said was designed specifically for Subaru.
“This tire represents 24 months of joint development and engineering work between Bridgestone/Firestone and Subaru,” said Michael Martini, vice president, North American consumer original equipment sales. “Bridgestone/Firestone and Subaru have worked together on original equipment tire fitments for the past 10 years.”