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Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport selected as original equipment for the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Stock tyres Published the 18/05/2017 by Yannick O’Conor

Alfa Romeo has selected the Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport tyre as original equipment for its premium mid-size SUV, the 2018 Stelvio.

Bridgestone_Alfaromeo Bridgestone equips the new Alfa Romeo 2018 Stelvio SUV - Copyright © : Bridgestone - Alfa Romeo

A tyre for SUVs

The Dueler H/P Sport tyre is designed for high performance SUVs and according to Bridgestone, “is engineered to enhance cornering and handling, while also delivering year-round performance including traction in light snow”. Like other Bridgestone models, the Dueler H/P Sport for the 2018 Stelvio features Run-Flat technology for improved safety. This allows the driver to continue driving at a speed of 50mph for up to 50 miles on a flat tyre to avoid having to change tyres in a dangerous situation.

The release of the Stelvio, named after the highest mountain pass in Italy, has been hotly anticipated with more than 10,000 advance orders since the car’s launch at the Geneva International Motor Show. This is good news for Bridgestone, which now has the opportunity to equip the Italian brand’s first SUV with its Dueler H/P Sport tyre, marked ‘AR’.

This is not the first time a car manufacturer has chosen the Dueler H/P Sport for one of its SUVs. We previously reported on Maserati, which selected this tyre for the Levante SUV released in 2016.