TBC Brands, a North American distributor of private tire brands, has announced the release of the Sumitomo HTR Z5.
Designed to be an improvement over its predecessor HTR Z3, the tire reportedly performs much better in wet braking, wet handling, dry braking and ride comfort.
According to a release by TBC, the tire allows for responsive high-speed handling of modern sports cars, as well as, performance sedans. Sumitomo provides coverage with free defect replacement warranty for the life of its usable tread.
Widened circumferential grooves present on the tire are designed to deliver advanced hydroplaning resistance. To prevent irregular wear and enhance handling performance, the Z5 tire sports an increased shoulder and contact patch. Sumitomo is offering this summer tire in 54 Y-rated sizes with rims ranging from 17” to 20”.
“The HTR Z5’s size lineup captures the trend and popularity amongst the 18+ inch fitments as the market continues to shift toward larger diameters,” says Jon Vance, Senior Vice President of Product Marketing for TBC Corporation. “This tire is a great addition to Sumitomo’s full product line-up offering dealers a high-value, high-profit alternative to higher-priced top and mid-tier products.”