Bridgestone in Europe is launching the Weather Control A005, an all-season touring tyre, and a tyre the company says it has designed to meet the needs of consumers who are looking for year-round convenience and safety.
Bridgestone says the Weather Control A005 was independently tested and certified by TÜV SÜD, one of Europe’s most respected independent automotive testing institutes, and outperformed the leading competitor on the market for braking in both wet and snowy conditions. The tyre has also been awarded the EU label A-grade for wet grip and C-grade for rolling resistance (with some selected sizes achieving the B-grade in rolling resistance).
The Weather Control A005 tread design features a V-shape layout, ‘Z’ side shape and high-volume slots in the shoulder of the pattern. It works with the optimised body construction and contact pressure distribution to ensure the tyre performs in terms of grip, fuel efficiency and wear. The use of Bridgestone’s Nano Pro-Tech technology and a high silica content further support the performance of the tyre.
The Weather Control A005 will be available in 68 sizes for 15” to 20” rims, immediately covering demand for 94 per cent of passenger cars and on-road SUVs, with additional sizes being made available in 2019.
In November, Bridgestone says it will also be releasing four small-van sizes to the market. They will be fitted with DriveGuard technology, a technology that allows drivers to continue their journey even with a puncture.