NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Corp. has secured a pair of key OE fitments for the 2021 model year, including the debut of the company's "Enliten" lightweight/reduced rolling-resitance technology in North America on the new Nissan Rogue and a "halo" image fitment on the Lamborghini Huracán STO super sports car.
Bridgestone is using Enliten technology in the new Alenza Sport A/S tire, which will be a standard fitment on 2021 Nissan Rogue crossover, which is available as either front- or all-wheel drive with enhanced driving dynamics and powered by a 181-hp 2.5-liter inline four engine and paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission,
Introduced in Europe last year, Enliten is a lightweight tire technology that contributes to improved fuel efficiency by reducing tire weight and delivering reduced rolling resistance and enhanced handling, the tire maker said. Tires with Enliten Technology also require fewer raw materials to be produced, helping to deliver environmental benefits.
Bridgestone is supplying the Alenza Sport A/S tire with Enliten Technology in sizes 235/65R17, 235/60R18 and 235/55R19 for the 2021 Nissan Rogue in North America.
This is the second OE fitment disclosed for the Rogue. Earlier Sumitomo Rubber North America announced that Nissan was fitting the Falken Ziex ZE001 A/S OE on the front-wheel-drive models of the redesigned 2021 Rogue.