TBC Brands, one of the largest distributors of private brand tires in North America, has introduced the successor to the HTR Z3, the Sumitomo HTR Z5, which outperforms its predecessor with major improvements in wet braking, wet handling, dry braking and ride comfort, according to the company.
The Z5 provides drivers of modern sports cars and performance sedans responsive high-speed handling with free defect replacement for the life of its usable tread. The tire features widened circumferential grooves for advanced hydroplaning resistance and an increased shoulder and contact patch to prevent irregular wear. This maximum performance summer tire is available in 54 Y-rated sizes with rims ranging from 17 to 20-inches.
“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,” said Jon Vance, senior vice president of product marketing for TBC Corp. “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.”