GREENVILLE, S.C. (Feb. 24, 2005) — Michelin North America Inc. is adding 15 T-rated sizes to its BFGoodrich Traction T/A tire line in 14-, 15- and 16-inch rim diameters.
The new sizes will be launched in two phases with nine available to dealers this month and six more available in July. Of the 15 sizes, three are 14-inch, eight are 15-inch and four are 16-inch sizes. With the additions, the tire line will comprise 57 sizes in T-, H- and V-speed ratings.
“These new sizes will expand the Traction T/A tire's coverage of the T-rated touring market by five times to reach 88 percent by mid-2005,” said Thom Peebles, brand director. “The Traction T/A has been an incredible success story, and the tire continues to prove its success both in the showroom and on the street.”
In addition to the replacement sizes, the tire also will be original equipment on the Ford Mustang, Chrysler Pacifica and Hyundai Tucson.