|(in billion JPY)
||FY ended Dec. 31, 2013
||FY ended Dec. 31, 2012
||Rate of change (%)
||-Sales volumes increased in both the passenger car & light truck tire segment and the truck & bus tire segment.
-Firestone-brand Destination LE2 and Destination A/T tires will be original equipment on the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee.
-Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) announced that its Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT (run-flat) is original equipment (OE) on the all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS. Bridgestone supplies GM with run-flat tires in size 225/40RF18 88W (front) and 255/35RF18 90W (rear) for fitment on the ATS Premium Collection, the highest level package available on the new ATS. The Potenza RE050A RFT will be produced at BATO's manufacturing facility in Wilson, North Carolina, USA. (From a press release on February 7, 2013)