NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2005) — Eight new H-speed-rated sizes of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400 are rolling into the replacement market from Bridgestone/Firestone (BFS).
“With the introduction of this new speed rating in our Turanza EL400 replacement line, we can now offer our customers the ability to continue their brand loyalty for the Bridgestone Turanza EL400 when it is time for a replacement tire,” said Phil Pacsi, BFS's executive director for North American consumer tire brand marketing.
The Nashville-based tire maker said the Turanza EL400 will now be offered in eight different 15-, 16- and 18-inch size tires with UTQG ratings of 400 for treadwear, A for traction and A for temperature. They also come with a 50,000-mile limited treadwear warranty.
The following H-speed-rated sizes will be offered: 195/65R15 91H; P205/65R15 92H; 195/60R15 87H; P205/60R16 91H; P205/55R16 89H; P205/55R16 91H; 215/55R16 93H; and P245/50R18 99H.
The EL400 tires currently are original equipment on new model Volkswagen Jettas as well as Toyota Camrys/Solaras/Avalons.