NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Bridgestone Americas plans to launch the Blizzak DM-V2, a winter tire for CUVs, SUVs and light trucks, in July for the 2015-16 winter season.
The new tire, which will be available in 50 T- and H-rated sizes ranging from 15 to 22 inches in rim diameter, features an all-new tread pattern and offers several improvements over its predecessor, the Blizzak DM-V1, Bridgestone said.
According to the tire maker, the DM-V2 has been designed with a Multi-Cell compound that dispels water from the surface of ice, combating slippage and improving braking. The new tire features a 15 percent increase in tread block edges, which Bridgestone said boosts its grip while driving on snow and slush.
Bridgestone added that it designed the DM-V2's contact patch to create a uniform dispersion of pressure where the tire meets the road, giving the tire improved grip on ice and better overall stability.
“We've taken Bridgestone's best winter tire and made it even better,” said Justin Hayes, product manager, Bridgestone Americas. “Drivers can have peace of mind knowing that the Blizzak DM-V2 tire is engineered with special technology that gives them impressive control when driving in every winter condition.”