Thai Bridgestone Co., Ltd., the leading tire manufacturer, officially announced that its BRIDGESTONE DUELER H/T 685, the heavy-duty tire, offers a comfortable ride, and BRIDGESTONE DUELER A/T 693, the All Terrain tire that offers excellent performance off-road without compromising on highway comfort or handling while maintaining good steering response, have been selected by Ford as the Original Equipment Tires. BRIDGESTONE DUELER H/T 685 and BRIDGESTONE DUELER A/T 693 have been developed for Next-Generation Ford Ranger including XL, XL+ and XLT, the smartest pickup trucks and most versatile*1, enabling drivers to achieve their aspirations without limits newly released in Thailand market, on May 25, 2022.
"BRIDGESTONE DUELER H/T 685" Key Features
BRIDGESTONE DUELER H/T 685 has been engineered for pickup trucks and SUVs. Bridgestone utilized exclusive technology to give heavy-duty performance with a comfortable ride to meet the demands of Ford's. BRIDGESTONE DUELER H/T 685 has also been developed for confident traction on wet and dry surfaces and assured safety for all journeys. Moreover, armed with technology that helps deliver durability with a good tread life.
"BRIDGESTONE DUELER A/T 693" Key Features
BRIDGESTONE DUELER A/T 693 has been engineered for high performance 4x4S, this
All Terrain tire offers excellent performance off-road without compromising on highway comfort or handing. It helps to deliver excellent load carrying capacity. BRIDGESTONE DUELER A/T 693 has been developed and designed sidewall for the more aggressive and sport. It involves an aggressive tread pattern with large blocks that not only offers better traction but also evacuates water effectively, thereby improving grip over wet and dry surfaces. With Bridgestone's technology, it also delivers a good steering response and assured safety for all journeys. Moreover, armed with technology that helps deliver durability with a good tread life to meet Ford's demands and enhance the driving performance.
|Vehicle Model||Tire Model||Tire size|
|Next-Generation Ford Ranger XL Standard||BRIDGESTONE DUELER H/T 685||255/70 R16 AS|
|Next-Generation Ford Ranger XL+ Standard||BRIDGESTONE DUELER H/T 685||255/70 R16 AS|
|Next-Generation Ford Ranger XLT Standard||BRIDGESTONE DUELER H/T 685||255/70 R17 AS|
|Next-Generation Ford Ranger XLT Option||BRIDGESTONE DUELER A/T 693||255/70R17 AT|
"Next-Generation Ford Ranger" Information
Next-Generation Ford Ranger is the smartest, most versatile, and most capable Ranger ever - a perfect partner for drivers to rely on, enabling them to achieve their aspirations without limits. The new features and technology will allow owners to live the Ranger life to the fullest. Additionally, the Next-Generation Ford Ranger is committed to strengthening its customer relationships with "Always On" driven by digitally enabled services and a number of service initiatives to help enhance our customer's ownership experience.
Next-Generation Ford Ranger XL is a genuinely entry-level pickup truck. The Next-Generation Ford Ranger XL is also available in a 4x4 variant that comes with a 2.0-liter single-turbo diesel engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission delivering maximum power of 170 PS and 405 Nm of torque, with powerful performance that will help you overcome a variety of challenges. It can fit standard size pallets. It is also packed with many features that help in arranging luggage and things or changing the tailgate to be a work area.
Next-Generation Ford Ranger XL+ is equipped with a 2.0-liter single-turbo diesel engine that works with a 6-speed manual transmission, packed with all-around technology that excels in many segments, whether it's a large 10.1-inch touchscreen with Ford's latest SYNC4A(R) voice command system. It not only helps connect communication and entertainment but also clearly displays information about the vehicle.
The popular model, Next-Generation Ford Ranger XLT meets customers looking for a versatile pickup truck. It comes with a 2.0-liter single-turbo diesel engine that works with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission that delivers 170 PS of power and 405 Nm of torque. A luxurious chrome grille characterizes it. In addition, it comes with unique C-shaped LED headlights and daytime running lights. The Next-Generation Ford Ranger XLT is a versatile pickup truck designed to make the driver ideal for family and travel. Ready to be a reliable vehicle that takes you to every destination.
Mr. Shigeho Kumano, OE Business Director of Thai Bridgestone Co., Ltd. said, "We are proud that the Next-Generation Ford Ranger including XL, XL+ and XLT have selected BRIDGESTONE DUELER H/T 685 and BRIDGESTONE DUELER A/T 693 as original equipments. It gives Bridgestone a good brand image and builds confidence of end users.
We emphasize the quality of tires and design tires with enhanced durability for utmost journey and safety."
*1 Source: https://www.ford.co.th/en/showroom/future-vehicle/next-gen-ranger-reveal