Bridgestone Turanza T005 wins coveted Auto Express test


‘There’s no doubting the Turanza T005' according to Auto Express, which won the publication's 2022 SUV test

The premium performance levels of Bridgestone’s Turanza T005 have been reinforced after the product won the Auto Express SUV tyre test for 2022.

In one of the most coveted tests to take place in the UK, the flagship touring tyre topped the dry handling, dry braking and rolling resistance categories and was a consistent performer overall to beat six rival products to the crown.

Tested in the 235/55R18 size, the Turanza T005 also excelled in the wet handling and straight aquaplaning elements.

Auto Express’ SUV tyre test stated: ‘On an SUV, it’s a winner. It manages to combine stand-out fuel economy and dry grip without trading off too much performance in the wet.’

The Turanza T005 has proved itself to be extremely popular with motorists since being launched in the second half of 2017, earning a rating of 4.5/5 from more than 4,000 Blackcircles.com reviews during this time.

The Auto Express test continues: ‘Yet again we have seen it nail fuel economy, winning by a clear margin over the next best in a key area for the heavyweight cars. While others may have felt sharper on the handling tracks, there’s no doubting the Turanza T005 is effective, after winning in the dry and coming a close second in the wet.”

The Turanza T005 is available in virtually every size and has been original fitment for a number of top car brands for a number of years. To achieve Turanza’s high-level performance, Bridgestone engineers put together a premium wet package of materials and tread design. The dense siping in the blocks and void distribution in the centre section of the tread help to produce highly-efficient water drainage. Using new mixing technology, Bridgestone’s proprietary NanoPro-Tech™ polymer is mixed in the high-silica-content compound to help maximise wear, wet grip and fuel efficiency.

Bridgestone’s North Region Consumer Sales Director Brett Emerson said: “We are all extremely proud of the Turanza T005, as it performs so well in all conditions and has been the subject of so many positive reviews from our customers over the years.

“To win the Auto Express SUV tyre test for 2022 gives the tyre the extra kudos it deserves. Testing conditions were rigorous and the tyre was in good company alongside some impressive rival products, so to come out on top is an achievement that we are all extremely proud of.

“The Turanza T005 is a core product in our portfolio with significantly high demand coverage. No chances were taken in its development, which the technology behind the tyre as good as it gets. It is extremely rewarding to see this being acknowledged in Auto Express and it goes without saying that we recommend the product to all motorists.”

Bridgestone’s Turanza T005 and its tyre technology as a whole aligns with the Bridgestone E8 Commitment that serves as the axis to drive management while earning the trust of future generations. The E8 Commitment consists of eight Bridgestone-like values starting with the letter “E” (Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease, and Empowerment) that Bridgestone will commit to creating together with employees, society, partners and customers to realize a sustainable society.

The Turanza T005 aligns with ‘Emotion: Committed to inspiring excitement and spreading joy to the world of mobility.’

For more information about Bridgestone’s Turanza T005, visit www.bridgestone.co.uk

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About Bridgestone in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa

Bridgestone in Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa (Bridgestone EMIA) is the regional Strategic Business Unit of Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader in tyres and sustainable mobility solutions. Headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), Bridgestone EMIA employs more than 20,000 people and conducts business in 40 countries across the region.

Bridgestone offers a diverse portfolio of premium tyres, tyre technologies and advanced mobility solutions. The company’s vision is to provide social and customer value as a sustainable solutions company. The Bridgestone E8 Commitment is a broad, global corporate commitment that clearly defines the value the company is promising to deliver to society, our customers and future generations in eight focus areas; Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease and Empowerment. These provide a compass to guide strategic priorities, decision making and actions throughout every area of the business.

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