BFGoodrich® Tires Delivers All-Weather, All-Purpose Performance with Advantage T/A® Sport LT

SUV and light-truck tire adds versatility to tire line launched in 2016

LAVAL, QC, Aug. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - BFGoodrich® Tires is expanding its power line with the launch of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A® Sport LT tire, This year-round tire for CUVs, SUVs and light trucks is an extension of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport® launched in 2016.

The BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport tire and Advantage T/A Sport LT tire share the same advanced construction designed to deliver the ideal combination of performance and versatility. This premium all-season and all-purpose performance is backed by improved hydroplaning resistance, snow traction and enhanced handling. The Advantage T/A Sport tire line is designed to equip drivers for real-world scenarios when weather and road conditions change.

"BFGoodrich Tires has long been a market leader in performance tires, for both on- and off-road driving," said Fred Ollendorff, marketing manager for on-road tires for BFGoodrich in Canada. "The brand is committed to transferring high-performance technology that benefits the everyday driver. 'All-Weather All-Purpose' is the core of the design focus for this product line. Our commitment is to provide the most well-balanced, consistent handling product on the market. The Advantage T/A® Sport LT tire affirms its true winter performance, delivers best-in-class handling, and consistent performance in all weather conditions."

The Advantage T/A Sport tires deliver that performance through technology: locking 3-D active sipes, which provide more biting edges, and designed for increased wet and snow traction; and Aqua-Flume technology, a complex network of grooves in the tire designed to disperse water from the contact patch. Among the most important features is the full-depth tread, which maintains consistent performance and look throughout the life of the tire.

Additionally, the Advantage T/A® Sport LT tire features an enhanced structure and compounds that achieve the "three-peak mountain snowflake" rating by meeting the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) requirements for  "Severe Snow Traction". 

The Advantage T/A® Sport LT tire will initially be available in 12 sizes starting today, and further expand to 33 sizes in 2017  delivering coverage for more than 70% of SUV and light-truck fitments. This expansion completes the brand's power line strategy to simplify its product mix by combining the performance characteristics of four previous tire lines into one. Six additional sizes for Advantage T/A LT are expected to launch in the first quarter of 2018.

The Advantage T/A Sport LT tire delivers 30 percent better snow traction1 than leading competitive tires, as well as nine percent better hydroplaning performance2 and 10 percent better handling that its predecessor tire.3 The tire also offers advanced mileage confidence, with up to 15,000 more kilometres than its predecessor tire4.

The BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT tire is offered in sizes ranging from 15-inch to 22-inch with T, H and V speed ratings, and will include 12 new sizes (two 18-inch, five 19-inch, four 20-inch and one 22-inch).

For additional information about the BFGoodrich Tires Advantage T/A® Sport tire line, please visit http://www.BFGoodrichTires.ca.

235/75R15/XL Advantage T/A Sport LT *

235/65R18 Advantage T/A Sport LT

215/70R16 Advantage T/A Sport LT

245/60R18 Advantage T/A Sport LT

225/70R16 Advantage T/A Sport LT

255/55R18/XL Advantage T/A Sport LT

225/75R16 Advantage T/A Sport LT

255/65R18 Advantage T/A Sport LT

235/70R16 Advantage T/A Sport LT

265/60R18 Advantage T/A Sport LT

245/70R16 Advantage T/A Sport LT

265/70R18 Advantage T/A Sport LT

255/70R16 Advantage T/A Sport LT

225/55R19 Advantage T/A Sport LT

265/75R16 Advantage T/A Sport LT

235/45R19  Advantage T/A Sport LT *

225/65R17  Advantage T/A Sport LT

235/55R19  Advantage T/A Sport LT

235/65R17  Advantage T/A Sport LT

245/55R19  Advantage T/A Sport LT

245/65R17  Advantage T/A Sport LT

255/60R19  Advantage T/A Sport LT

245/70R17  Advantage T/A Sport LT

235/55R20  Advantage T/A Sport LT

255/65R17  Advantage T/A Sport LT

245/50R20  Advantage T/A Sport LT

265/65R17  Advantage T/A Sport LT

255/50R20/XL  Advantage T/A Sport LT *

265/70R17  Advantage T/A Sport LT

265/50R20/XL  Advantage T/A Sport LT *

235/55R18 Advantage T/A Sport LT

275/55R20 Advantage T/A Sport LT

235/60R18 Advantage T/A Sport LT

275/60R20  Advantage T/A Sport LT *


285/45R22 Advantage T/A Sport LT *

*Sizes to launch in March 2018

About BFGoodrich® Tires
With more than 100 years of heritage, BFGoodrich® Tires is dedicated to providing high performance tires for those who have a passion for driving in virtually any environment. Combining technical expertise with 45 years of motorsports experience, BFGoodrich® Tires delivers tires for a full range of driving experiences from ultra-high performance street, to off-road terrain with one common theme – extreme performance. Come upgrade your performance with BFGoodrich and see where our tires can take you at www.BFGoodrichTires.ca, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BFGoodrichCA or on Twitter @BFGoodrichCAN.

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1 Based on third-party snow traction tests using ASTM Test Method F1805 in size 245/65R17 107T (GM Normalized Rating = 100) vs. Cooper Discoverer SRX™ (GM = 77) and Goodyear® Assurance® CS Fuel Max® (GM = 89) tires in size 245/65R17 107T and Firestone Destination LE2 (GM = 81) and Yokohama Geolandar H/T G056™ (GM = 67) tires in size P245/65R17 105T. Actual on-road results may vary.

2 Based on internal hydroplaning results vs. previous-generation BFGoodrich® Long Trail T/A® Tour tire in sizes P245/65R17 105T and 245/65R17 107T. Actual on-road results may vary.

3 Based on internal handling results vs. previous-generation BFGoodrich® Long Trail T/A® Tour tire in sizes P245/65R17 105T and 245/65R17 107T. Actual on-road results may vary. Exceeding the safe, legal speed limit is neither recommended nor endorsed.

4 90,000-km limited treadlife warranty for V-rated vs. 80,000-km limited treadlife warranty for V-rated Long Trail T/A® Tour. 105,000-km limited warranty for T/H rated.  

SOURCE BFGoodrich® Tires

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