ZAVENTEM, Belgium—Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A. named Bridgestone as a tire supplier for its first premium mid-size SUV, the 2018 Stelvio.
The Stelvio will come equipped with Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport tire, which have been developed by Bridgestone's Technical Center Europe (TCE) in Rome.
"Bridgestone is honored to supply tires for the much-anticipated Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV," said Christophe de Valroger, vice president original equipment, Bridgestone Europe.
The tire features central rib high angle lugs and lateral shoulder grooves to enhance wet traction and full-depth sipes to promote all-season performance across the life of the tire. The all-season tire is also engineered with Run-Flat Technology, which allows the driver to maintain vehicle control after a puncture, to continue driving for up to about 50 miles at 50 mph.
The Bridgestone fitment on the Stelvio continues a relationship of about 25 years, with Bridgestone tires specified on the Alfa Romeo 155 and continued with the 147, 156 and 159 models.
Bridgestone supplies the 2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio with its Dueler H/P Sport tires, offered in size 235/60R18 103V for the Asian-Pacific and North American markets.