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Paris Motor Show 2012: Bridgestone themes ecology and safety

Sep, 13 2012

Paris Motor Show 2012 Bridgestone themes ecology and safety

Bridgestone will make a strong showing in the heart of the Paris Motor Show this year with a 430m² stand (n° 202) in Hall 1.

Bridgestone will make a strong showing in the heart of the Paris Motor Show this year with a 430m² stand (n° 202) in Hall 1.

Three distinct zones on the stand show the direction of product development: Ecological, Reliable and Futuristic tyres.

First view of AA-rated Ecopia EP001S
Star of the stand is the new eco-friendly Ecopia EP001S (size 195/65R15) making its debut in Europe. This tyre carries top EU Label A grades for both fuel efficiency and wet grip, and is one of the world’s first tyres with an AA grading in Europe and the top grade in the Japanese rating system. Also on view in the “Ecological” zone is the Ecopia EP25 low-rolling-resistance tyre, displayed as standard fitment on the new Peugeot 208.

Blizzak tyres: for all types of winter conditions
The “Reliable” zone of the stand features the Bridgestone’s winter line-up, centerpiece by a Citroën DS3 fitted with Blizzak LM-32 and also featuring Bridgestone’s involvement in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup. Nearby, a special wet display demonstrates the outstanding wet safety of Bridgestone’s flagship touring tyre, Turanza T001.

Tyres of tomorrow include new “Sustainable” tyre
The “Futuristic” zone of the stand is packed with exciting examples of Bridgestone’s vision of the future:
- Bridgestone’s new “Sustainable” tyre makes its European debut;
- an eye-catching KTM X-BOW with revolutionary TPT (Tyre Printing Technology) tyres shows that tyres don’t always have to be black;
- Bridgestone “Half Weight” and “Air Free” concept tyres are on display;
- and award-winning CAIS (Contact Area Information Sensing) technology demonstrates how it detects changes in road conditions for added safety and comfort.

You can also take a look at our teaser video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-HXdssuLXs&feature=plcp