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TBC Brands Introduces the Sumitomo Encounter HT2 Tire

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The successor to the Sumitomo Encounter HT

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 1, 2022 – TBC Brands, the exclusive distributor of Sumitomo Tires in North America, introduces the Sumitomo Encounter HT2 which builds on the legendary performance of its predecessor, the Encounter HT. The HT2 delivers improved dry handling and wet braking, in addition to offering an extended tread life with a smooth, quiet ride.


The Encounter HT2 provides traction, toughness, and versatility that drivers of SUVs, CUVs, pickups, and vans demand. The tire features wide circumferential grooves and wave-shaped lateral sipes for advanced hydroplaning resistance along with smooth, curved shoulder grooves for reduced noise. Its reinforced bead apex and full-width, jointless nylon overlay plies provide optimized cornering strength and high-speed stability. This all-season light truck tire is available in 52 metric and light truck sizes ranging from 16” to 22” rims.


“The Encounter HT2 is the perfect addition to Sumitomo’s product lineup with its innovative tread design and exceptional warranty package, providing drivers a reliable and comfortable ride for their everyday adventures,” said Kyle Sanders, Director of Consumer Product Marketing for TBC Brands. “We remain committed to offering high-quality products with top-tier performance while offering dealers exceptional value.”


The Sumitomo Encounter HT2 features an outstanding warranty protection package including:

  • Metric and LT Sizes: 60,000-mile limited treadwear warranty
  • 2-Year, 24/7 tire roadside assistance coverage
  • 1-Year tire road hazard protection plan
  • 30-day free test drive
  • Free lifetime replacement for workmanship or material defects

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