Bridgestone wins first Citroën fitments

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Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tyre on new Citroën DS3 3-door hatchback

Bridgestone has announced that it will supply tyres for factory fitment on two new Citroën models: the 2010 C3 compact and the DS3, the first model in Citroën’s exciting new premium DS line. With these two new vehicles, Citroën is for the first time in more than 70 years granting its confidence to a second tyre supplier in Europe.

Bridgestone’s Turanza ER300 tyres were standard in 15-inch rim sizes (185/65 R15 88H) on the stylish new C3 5-door hatchback when it debuted in European showrooms last November. Turanza ER300 is a premium touring tyre with a proven reputation for driving comfort, stability and wet safety. It has consistently topped independent tyre tests in recent years.

Citroën has selected Bridgestone’s top sport tyre, the Potenza RE050A in 17-inch sizes (205/45 R17 88V XL) for the new premium DS3 3-door hatchback. The tyre has an asymmetric tread design which provides high-level wet safety and meets Citroën’s specification for outstanding dry braking performance. The Potenza RE050A provides a fun drive with sharp response and precision:  a perfect complement to the high-performance sporty drive of the new DS3.

“Bridgestone is extremely pleased to work with Citroën and supply flagship Potenza and Turanza tyres for the launch of these two exciting new models. Both our companies share the same commitment to creativity and technology” commented Mr Didier Schneider, Vice President Original Equipment, Bridgestone Europe. “Expanding our business with French car manufacturers and a top European player like Citroën strengthens our position as a global player”.