Bridgestone Turanza EL42 chosen as OE on Lexus luxury hybrid

Sept. 4, 2007

Bridgestone-brand Turanza EL42 all-season tires have been selected by Lexus as original equipment for the company’s LS 600h L full V8, all-wheel-drive luxury hybrid sedan. The size is P245/45R19 98V.

The 2008 Lexus LS 600h L powertrain combines a 5.0-liter V8 gas engine with two powerful electric motors, providing the vehicle with a balance of environmental efficiency and performance, says Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC. With a Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) rating, the LS 600h L has nearly 70% fewer smog-forming emissions than vehicles with a conventional internal combustion engine.

“Bridgestone Firestone is proud to support vehicles that minimize fuel use and environmental impact,” said Michael Martini, president, consumer OE tire sales, BFNT.

“We salute Lexus for advancing hybrid technology to an exciting new level that proves you can have high performance with low emissions,” he added. “Vehicles like the LS 600h L are critical to ultimately reducing America’s dependence on oil.”

The 2008 LS 600h L began arriving at Lexus dealerships in July.