NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 4, 2003) — Bridgestone's Turanza EL42 will be original equipment on the limited-edition Saturn Vue Red Line, Nashville-based Bridgestone/Firestone said.
The sport-utility vehicle, which debuted recently at the New York Auto Show, is aimed at the sport compact tuner market. Production is slated to begin around the first of 2004, BFS said.
The Turanza EL42 is an all-season, touring radial, designed to combine the appearance of a performance tire with the ride of a standard tire. The V-rated tire will be on the Saturn vehicle in size 245/50R18 100V.
“The sport compact market is one of the fastest-growing segments of the automotive industry, and we are very excited to have been chosen to equip the new Saturn Vue Red Line,” said Michael Martini, vice president, North American consumer tire original equipment sales.