NASHVILLE—Bridgestone Americas Inc. recently disclosed that its Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire will be specified original equipment on select models of the 2020 Ford Escape SUV.
The Ecopia H/L 422 Plus will be standard equipment on the Titanium and Titanium Hybrid models of the Escape, in size 225/55R19.
It also will be available as an upgrade option on the SE Hybrid and SEL models.
"We are pleased to work with Ford to deliver a premium tire that is engineered with low rolling resistance for enhanced fuel efficiency," said Shannon Quinn, president, original equipment, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. "In addition to its eco-friendly benefits, the Bridgestone Ecopia tire line is designed to deliver trusted all-season performance making it a great fit for the new Ford Escape."
Designed for all-season conditions, the Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire is manufactured at the Bridgestone passenger and light truck tire plant in Aiken, S.C.
According to the company, the tire is engineered with a tread block design that offers enhanced traction and braking performance on wet roads.