Maserati has selected Bridgestone‘s Dueler sport tyre in size 255/60 R18 108W, for its Levante all-wheel-drive SUV.

Bridgestone developed the Dueler high performance sport tyre specifically for today’s high-performance SUVs.

With a tread design modelled on the Potenza sport tyre pattern, Bridgestone maintains it allows for high-level steering response and wet control, with tyres marked ‘MGT’ to indicate approval by Maserati as original equipment on their vehicles.

“Bridgestone is honoured to be selected for the new Maserati Levante SUV,” said Bridgestone Europe original equipment VP, Christophe de Valroger.

“Dueler high performance Sport is engineered to give the ultimate on-road driving experience and we believe drivers will appreciate this.”

Bridgestone’s Levante contract continues a relationship with Maserati, a story which started with the supplier’s development of an 18″ Run-Flat Technology (RFT) tyre for the Italian automaker’s Quattroporte V in the early 2000s.