PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Brands has expanded the range of its Grand Prix Tour RS line, adding seven sizes to passenger touring line sold under its various proprietary brands.
TBC Brands — the tire brands distribution business of TBC Corp. — said the expansion of the Grand Prix line emphasizes is commitment to provide an economical price line with the performance and standard of a higher tier product.
The new sizes include the line's first 18-inch rim diameter sizes and four SKUs that are W speed rated, TBC said, for later model vehicle fitments.
"TBC Brands is excited for the expansion of the Grand Prix Tour RS line; this expansion enhances the overall value of this line for dealers and demonstrates our commitment to continued growth and excellence," said Jon Vance, vice president of product marketing.
"This line will continue to evolve in accordance with the market to ensure solid coverage for our dealers."
The new sizes, available before year-end, are: 215/45R17 91H; 235/55R17 99V; 225/45ZR18 95W; 225/50R18 95H; 235/50ZR18 97W; 245/40ZR18 97W; and 245/45ZR18 100W.
The new sizes extend the Grand Prix Tour's size portfolio to 45 sizes, ranging from 175/70R14 84T to 245/45ZR18 100W.
TBC offers the Grand Prix Tour RS line through its Cordovan, Delta and Vanderbilt brands. The line is sourced from Sailun (Vietnam) Co. Ltd., according to the tire's sidewall markings. TBC also distributes the Sailun brand in the U.S. and Mexico.