Bridgestone rolls out new winter tires for light trucks

It might be summer, but Bridgestone Americas is preparing light trucks and SUVs for winter with two new additions to its Blizzak line

It might be summer, but Bridgestone Americas is preparing light trucks and SUVs for winter with two new additions to its Blizzak line. The company said both the Blizzak DM-V1 and LM-60 are dedicated winter tires.

The DM-V1 is available in 46 R-speed-rated sizes ranging from 15-22 in. and 75-45 series. It boasts Bridgestone’s Nano-Pro-Tech rubber compound and Multicell technology to disperse surface water and improve grip, the company said. A directional tread pattern and 3-D sipes enhance dry performance and continuous lug design while center multi-Z tread grooves increase traction in the snow and ice.

The LM-60 uses continuous lugs and zigzag sipes for improved traction and includes circumferential grooves that channel water out of the tire’s footprint to resist hydroplaning. A directional tread pattern and 3-D sipes improve the dry performance. It is available in 34 H-speed-rated sizes from 17-20 in. in the 60-35 series.

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