Sumitomo's Affordable Performance All-Season Tire Just Got Better

Sumitomo traces its roots back to its relationship with Dunlop that started in 1909 and has been engineering and producing world-class tires now for decades. In the late 1990s, Sumitomo and Goodyear formed a joint venture in which the two manufacturers would produce tires for each other. In a way, you can think of Sumitomo as the "Goodyear of Japan."  For more information on Sumitomo tires, take a look at "How Good Are Sumitomo Tires?

I've used a few different sets of Sumitomo summer performance tires on a number of my own vehicles over the years, including the Sumitomo HTR Z III with great results. Sumitomo also recently replaced their performance all-season tire, the HTR A/S P01, with the all-new HTR A/S P02.  

 Sumitomo HTR A/S P01
Sumitomo HTR A/S P01
 Sumitomo HTR A/S P02
Sumitomo HTR A/S P02


The original Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 was an entry-level, directional performance all-season tire. While it was never at the top of its class, it competed well against other similarly priced tires. The replacement HTR A/S P02 should prove to be a far superior replacement tire. It uses an all-new silica enhanced tread compound and modern asymmetric tread pattern for much improved wet and snow traction, longer treadwear and a much quieter ride.  

If you're looking for affordable tires that are also reliable and safe, consider the new Sumitomo HTR A/S P02. Shop by vehicle to see if this tire is available for your application.

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