Wednesday, March 9, 2016

New Shoes For My Baby

From the, an update on what rubber Toyota is slapping on (and in) the new 4G Prius...
Toyota has homologated four Toyo NanoEnergy models for original equipment fitment on its latest generation hybrid. 
European customers will be able to have their Prius supplied with the NanoEnergy J61 in size 195/65 R15 91H or the NanoEnergy R41 in size 215/45 R17 87W, while Prius buyers in the USA will receive the NanoEnergy A29 in size P195/65 R15 89S. For the Japanese market, Toyota has approved the NanoEnergy J59 in size 195/65 R15 91S as its smaller-size option, while customers selecting 17-inch rims for their Prius will receive the same 215/45 R17 87W tyre as is supplied in Europe.
And, from this tyrepress story here...
Bridgestone products are to be found in abundance on the new Toyota Prius, and not just fitted to the wheels. In addition to wearing Ecopia and Turanza tyres as original equipment, the latest-generation Toyota hybrid will come with Bridgestone seat pads and anti-vibration equipment.
The new Prius was introduced in Japan on 12 December 2015 and will soon be launched in Europe and other markets. Bridgestone reports that models sold in Europe will be offered the Ecopia EP150 in size 195/65R15 91H, while cars earmarked for Japan will receive the tyre in a size 195/65R15 91S fitment. Both European and Japanese market models will be offered the Turanza T002 in size 215/45R17 87W. Customers in the USA will have a choice of two Ecopia EP422 plus fitments, sizes 195/65R15 89S and 215/45R17 87V.
Rubber back seat pad
Motor mount featuring Bridgestone rubber