Gardena, CA – February 21, 2017 – Milestar, a leader of value-minded performance tires is pleased to announce the immediate availability of six new STEELPRO MS597S fitments specifically designed for the commercial van segment. Commercial vans are one of the fastest growing segments in the automotive industry. According to Automotive News, the U.S. commercial van segment, “far exceeds the overall industry growth of 3.3%”. In the past three years, the segment has seen significant growth and continues momentum that outpaces overall automotive sales projections.
The MS597S has a quiet ride with great wet-weather handling and comes with a 40,000 mile limited treadwear warranty. Engineered with an aggressive highway rib design for quiet, longer-lasting treadwear and stone ejectors within the groove to protect against stone retention and drilling. The MS597S is ready for commercial applications and professional fleet duties.
Milestar is continually committed to developing new products that exceeds the needs of our dealers, by offering outstanding quality at a high value price position. The Milestar STEELPRO MS597S popular OE replacement fitments include Ford® Transit, Ford® Transit Connect, RAM® Promaster City, Nissan® NV200 and the Chrysler® Sprinter. Launch sizes include, 215/55R16, 215/50R17, 205/65R15C, 185/60R15C, 195/75R16C, and the 235/65R16C.
“We’re excited to further expand the MILESTAR brand, and the STEELPRO family of products with the launch of the new MS597S, and we’re poised to deliver popular fitments to support the enormous growth of the commercial van segment and the needs of our customers,” stated Andrew Hoit, Tireco’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We see great opportunity, as fleet and commercial van sales continue to outpace the overall industry by segment.”