Bridgestone introduces new light commercial tyre
Bridgestone South Africa has unveiled the successor to its widely used CV2000 light commercial tyre; the CV2020.
The newcomer will serve the same market as its predecessor, which gained strong acceptance as a first-choice tyre for workhorse light commercial vehicles in the delivery, construction and farming industries.
The tyres new tread design includes numerous additional water channels, or sipes, to improve wet weather road-holding and braking performance. Lug grooves on the shoulders also enhance traction.
A new tread compound has been designed for the tyre, with special emphasis on providing additional resistance to cuts and tread chipping when vehicles are operated under harsh conditions, such as on construction sites or gravel roads.
These changes mean that the tyre is five percent more durable compared to the CV2000, with substantial reductions in irregular wear, as well as reduced noise and improved ride quality. A new tread compound and construction reduce excessive heat build-up, further contributing to the tyre’s safety and durability.
“The CV2020 offers a safe, cost-effective fitment option for older-generation minibus taxis like the Toyota Hi-Ace and Nissan E20,” says Bridgestone’s general manager of marketing, Tony Burns.
The tyre is available in a single size, 195R14C, with Bridgestone recommending it be fitted to the 5,5 inch rim size, which is commonly used in the light commercial vehicle market.