Bridgestone Releases First All-Season Product for Light Truck Segment


Bridgestone has announced the launch of its first-ever all-season tyre for the light truck segment: the DURAVIS All Season. Engineered to last with a robust and durable construction, the new tyre delivers good wear ­­performance and reduced downtime periods. Plus, with a EU label A-grade for wet grip and 3PMSF certification, the Bridgestone DURAVIS All Season provides safety, peace of mind and convenience in all weather conditions year-round.

Duravis All Season Launched by Bridgestone

Designed with both small and large fleet operations in mind, Bridgestone’s new DURAVIS All Season tyres are designed for professionals who want to maximise their business efficiency and stay in control with the same tyres throughout the year.

Achieving a EU label A-grade in wet grip, the Bridgestone DURAVIS All Season allows fleets to keep going even in adverse weather conditions. The tyre delivers this through high-volume slots in its shoulder for improved water evacuation and an optimised contact pressure distribution. This latter design feature also improves the tyre’s snow and wear performance.

Certified by the 3 Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) and Mud + Snow (M + S) markings, Bridgestone’s DURAVIS All Season is fully winter-ready. The tyre achieves this thanks to a combination of compound design, a V-shaped layout to improve snow mobility and an optimised carcass construction. The DURAVIS All Season’s notable performance in the wet and snow is also down to Bridgestone’s new nano-selective compound mixing technology which allows better silica dispersion in Bridgestone’s Nano Pro-tech™ compound.

With the growing rise of ecommerce and last mile delivery demands, plus the pressures of the EU’s fuel economy regulations, fleets today face many challenges. The DURAVIS All Season is designed to help them reduce their total ownership costs through year-round usage and durability.

The robust tyre applies a sidewall protector rib to shield it from impacts with the curb. This not only helps to reduce frequent tyre damage and repair costs, but also cuts vehicle downtime. The Bridgestone DURAVIS All Season also provides great wear performance thanks to higher pattern stiffness. Plus, to further reduce operational costs, Bridgestone’s new light truck tyre applies a construction and cavity optimisation design for improved rolling resistance. This has enabled the tyre to achieve an EU label C-grade for fuel efficiency in most sizes.

Bridgestone DURAVIS All Season will be available as of August 2020, with several additional sizes releasing from September onwards. The tyre will be available in 23 sizes, including three HRD sizes and five high load sizes (10PR), to accommodate almost every type of vehicle and load with enhanced safety.

Commenting on the release of Bridgestone’s DURAVIS All Season was Emilio Tiberio, Chief Technical Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Bridgestone EMIA: “Today, more and more fleets are choosing all-season tyres because of the convenience they provide. We’re very excited to provide our customers with a durable, all-season model that can ensure peace of mind in all weather conditions, minimize downtime periods and reduce overall total cost of ownership."


About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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