Pirelli's Scorpion Verde Tires Earn 2 More OE Fitments
Pirelli Tire North America Inc.'s Scorpion Verde and Scorpion Verde All Season tires have been chosen as original equipment fitments for the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango, expanding the number of premium fitments for the green performance tire line.
The Scorpion Verde line, known for its green performance capabilities, is a complement to the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The premium SUV boasts improved fuel economy in 2016 with the addition of Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology featured on the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and electric power-steering for all gas V-6 and 5.7-liter V-8 models, along with a wide selection of upgrades and improvements. The Scorpion Verde All Season is the optional performance upgrade for Overland, and standard on Summit models sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Scorpion Verde will be offered on the export version.
“We are proud to be selected by FCA US on such exciting and important new models," says Pierluigi Dinelli, Pirelli Tire North America CEO and Chairman. "Pirelli developed these new fitments locally and we think they are the perfect fit for an iconic American make like the Jeep Grand Cherokee. This continues our focus on investing and catering to local market needs in North America with our quality product range. We are very happy to be able to offer our customer base these latest additions.”
The 2016 Dodge Durango also has chosen the Scorpion Verde line to complement its 2016 edition as an optional performance upgrade for the SXT, Limited, R/T and Citadel models. The 2016 Durango generates 290 horsepower (295hp for the Pirelli-shod Citadel) and 206 lb.-ft. torque, all of this in addition to the emissions-lowering and fuel-saving feature engine stop-start (ESS) technology which is a standard feature on models powered by the 3.6 Penstar V-6 engine.
The Scorpion Verde product line was developed as an eco-friendly, performance-oriented tire selection for crossover/SUV applications. The all season version, the Scorpion Verde All Season, has been crafted to meet the needs of drivers who look for higher mileage and light off-road performance, without compromising comfort and safety in a variety of weather conditions.
The Ecoimpact icons on the sidewall of the Scorpion Verde line highlights its environmental compatibility where it reduces rolling resistance and tire weight, compared to Pirelli's previous CUV/SUV tire lines, to increase fuel economy and lower the vehicle's CO2 emissions.
The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2016 Dodge Durango will feature these sizes:
265/50R20 107V Scorpion Verde All Season – U.S., Canada and Mexico; and
265/60R18 110H Scorpion Verde – export markets.