Yokohama to launch two new tyres in Europe
Yokohama Rubber will launch two new tyres in Europe- the Geolandar M/T G003 and the BluEarth-4S AW21. The Geolandar M/T G003 is a Mud Terrain Tire for SUVs and Pickup Trucks. The sales of this tyre will begin from this spring. The tyres, to be introduced to specific country markets sequentially, will be available in 23 sizes, from 20-inches to 15-inches with POR (Professional Off-Road) stamped on the tires’ sides. The same tyre has been sold in the United States since July 2017.
The European sales of its all-season passenger-car tyre BluEarth-4S AW21 will start from this autumn. It will be the first Yokohama all-season passenger-car tyre to be introduced to the European market. The tyre will be available in over 30 sizes, ranging from 255/50R19 107W to 175/65R14 82T. The Company plans to gradually expand the lineup of available tyre sizes.
The Geolandar M/T G003 is a total upgrade from its predecessor, featuring a new tread pattern, side design, profile, construction and rubber compound, all based on technological feedback received from participants in the most-demanding off-road races around the world. The tread pattern includes large mesh lug grooves and sequential sipes that help the tire achieve excellent traction on various off-road surfaces, Yokohama said.
The BluEarth-4S AW21 incorporates Yokohama’s latest winter-tyre technologies to provide drivers with outstanding performance on icy and snowy winter roads as well as excellent dry and wet performance under more normal driving conditions. The tyre also features a newly developed tread pattern that features an optimal balance of edge area and surface contact area. The use of several advanced technologies, such as Divergent V-grooves and Crossing Narrow Grooves, deliver superior performance on ice, snow and wet road surfaces. Besides, the tyre’s large shoulder blocks and All-season Sipes deliver reliable performance on dry roads as well, a statement from the company said.