Tokyo Auto Salon exhibitors: Toyo and Yokohama

Posted on December 27, 2013
Toyo's booth concept for this year’s event will be “Performance Showcase.” The booth will exhibit sleek vehicles such as the Jaguar XJ and Toyota Vellfire equipped Toyo tires.

Toyo's booth concept for this year’s event will be “Performance Showcase.” The booth will exhibit sleek vehicles such as the Jaguar XJ and Toyota Vellfire equipped Toyo tires.

Toyo Tire Japan Co. Ltd. and Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. will man booths at the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon Jan. 10-12. The event will be held at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Makuhari, Chiba, Japan.

Toyo Tire Japan, a subsidiary of Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd., will showcase two new lines in the Tranpath family. They will be available next year.

1. Tranpath Lu II, a luxury minivan tire. It targets large-sized, upscale minivans. As the successor to Tranpath Lu (released in 2005), this tire “offers the pinnacle of silence and comfort, providing high-quality movement space befitting a luxury minivan,” according to Toyo. It will be available in Japan on Jan. 14.

2. Tranpath LuK, a light car premium tire designed for Japan’s growing light car market. The LuK “prevents swaying and uneven wear common in taller light cars and achieves stable driving and a superior long-lasting durability.” It will be available in Japan on March 14.

The Yokohama exhibit will showcase the high performance of the company's global flagship brand of Advan tires, “with a special focus on further penetrating the dress-up user market and enhancing the brand's appeal to younger drivers,” says the company. Two of the tires, the Advan Sport V105 and Advan Neova AD08R, which were launched in the United States last July.

Lotteries will be held at the Yokohama booth to award Advan goods to lucky booth visitors. It also will feature a concierge counter where visitors can get advice on the tires and wheels best-suited to their preferences.

The Tokyo Auto Salon has been held every year since 1983. In 2013, the event featured a record  450 exhibiting companies and drew more than 280,000 visitors. In 2014, expanded exhibition space will make Tokyo Auto Salon one of the world's largest custom car events.

Related Topics: 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon, Toyo Tranpath, trade show, UHP tires, Yokohama Advan

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) control unit in 2007 to 2013 Honda CR-Vs, like the 2011 above, monitors all four tires and the system itself. If it detects less than 24 psi in a tire, it alerts the driver by turning on the low pressure indicator and setting a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) in the control unit. When the tire pressure is increased to more than 28 psi and the vehicle is driven above 28 mph, the control unit will turn off the indicators and store the DTC(s).

TPMS: Honda CR-V 2007-2013

When a tire pressure sensor or control unit is replaced on a 2007-2013 Honda CR-V, or a known-good wheel is substituted, the ID(s) of all four tires’ sensors must be memorized by the TPMS control unit. After memorizing the sensor ID(s) or doing a tire rotation, the mounting location of sensors 1, 2, 3 and 4 must be determined. See reset procedures.

The 2016 AAPEX show is expected to feature more than 2,200 exhibitors and 45,000 targeted buyers.

AAPEX By the Numbers

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, through Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, with AAPEXedu (educational) sessions starting on Monday, Oct. 31.

The Pantera Touring A/S (left) and Sport A/S (right) private brand tires are available to TAG members in 41 and 29 sizes, respectively.

TAG Celebrates 20-Year Milestone

In 1996, a half dozen large independent tire dealers banded together to form a buying group that would “help them compete against warehouse clubs and the big box stores,” says Mark Rhodes, president of Plaza Tire Service Inc.

The zLine A/S tires come fitted with Nokian’s Driving Safety Indicator on the center rib which shows the percentage of tread depth that remains.

Nokian Extends its All-Season Lineup

Winter tires may have brought Nokian Tyres plc to North America, but they aren’t enough to pave the path to the brand’s growth here. The tire maker knew it needed to invest in all-season products. First came the eNtyre and Rotiiva lines, and up next is an all-season ultra-high performance tire, the zLine.

Putting the right tires on the right vehicle is like dressing up in a tuxedo, says Barbara, left, with his store manager, Denny Reiser. “You can dress up in a tuxedo and wear black tennis shoes and still look OK, but try to go out on the dance floor. You’re not going to be able to do it.”

Follow Your Gut Instinct: Advice From Our Tire Dealer of the Year

When a customer walks in convinced his car doesn’t need synthetic motor oil when you think it does, and argues with you at every suggestion, do you take the time to educate him and explain your recommendation? Do you turn down the job? Or do you take his money, use traditional oil, and hope for the best?

Tom Formanek takes over as TIA president for Glen Nicholson at the annual membership meeting.

Tom Formanek Will Take Reins of TIA Board

Tom Formanek will be inducted as the next president of the Tire Industry Association (TIA) during its annual membership meeting on Oct. 31, 2016. He will serve a one-year term.


Goodyear Furthers Strategy by Announcing Plant Closure

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. remains focused on capturing "the growing demand for premium, large-rim diameter tires." The company says part of that strategy involves"reducing excess capacity in declining, less profitable segments of the tire market."

Jose Perez (left) and Matthew Greco explained how they increased alignment sales at their Golden West Tire Centers stores at a seminar for Big O tire dealers.

How to Sell More Alignments

How can dealers get more cars on the alignment rack? Matthew Greco and Jose Perez answered that question in a seminar at Big O Tires LLC’s annual dealer meeting last April.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!