Retail

Yokohama adds UHP tire to Advan line

Posted on July 1, 2014
Yokohama begins selling its Advan Sport A/S tire in 28 sizes on July 1. Features include a four-pitch tread variation to reduce pattern noise and extended sidewall reinforcement for better handling. 

Yokohama begins selling its Advan Sport A/S tire in 28 sizes on July 1. Features include a four-pitch tread variation to reduce pattern noise and extended sidewall reinforcement for better handling. 

Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) has added an all-season ultra high performance tire to its Advan flagship line. The Advan Sports A/S goes on sale July 1 in the U.S. in 28 sizes. Seven more sizes will be available later in the year.

“The Advan Sport A/S is all about dynamic all-season performance,” says Andrew Briggs, Yokohama director, marketing and product planning. “We engineered the tire with sport and luxury car drivers in mind, who demand great performance all year round. Now they have it with the Sport A/S.”

The Sport A/S is available in 17-inch to 20-inch sizes and is applicable for performance vehicles from automakers such as Audi, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes, Infiniti and Porsche.

“Drivers can expect exceptional handling and traction in all weather conditions – dry, rain and light snow – as well as superior ride comfort for a smooth, quiet drive,” says Briggs.

The Sport A/S is the first ultra high-performance tire in the Advan line-up with a 50,000-mile limited tread wear warranty on W- and Y-speed rated models.

The company says an advanced compound enables all-season handling with exceptional wear resistance. Advanced polymers keep the tread pliable in cold temperatures, while extra silica provides superior wet and winter grip.

In addition, wet and snow traction is enhanced by three straight grooves that evacuate water from the tread and a serpentine groove that provides a strong snow-shearing force. Plus, wavy sipes offer extra wet handling and z-grooves add more snow traction;

Dry performance is improved by extra-large outside shoulder blocks for better cornering and 2-in-1 large blocks that maximize stiffness for increased lateral stability, according to Yokohama.

An optimized contact patch contributes to better mileage by equalizing pressure distribution where the tread contacts the road for long, even wear.

For more information on Yokohama’s product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

Connect with Yokohama through these social media channels: www.facebook.com/yokohamatirecorp, www.twitter.com/yokohamatc, www.youtube.com/user/yokohamamotorsports, and www.instagram.com/yokohamatire.

Related Topics: All-seanson tires, UHP tires, Yokohama Advan, Yokohama Tire Corp.

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Nexen's updated sponsorship of Manchester City now includes the double-winning Manchester City Women's Team.
News

Nexen Sees a Marketing Opportunity — on a Sleeve

Nexen Tire Co. Ltd. has created a first-of-its-kind partnership with an English Premier League club. The tire company will be the Official Sleeve Partner of the Manchester City Club, and the Nexen logo will appear on the club's uniform sleeve for all league games in the 2017-2018 season.

BKT’s ConExpo-Con/Agg booth featured its farm, ATV and UTV tires.
News

From Farm to UTV, BKT Made a Big Splash at ConExpo

The BKT USA Inc. booth at the recently completed 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas gave show attendees plenty to talk about. The company showcased not only its Earthmax farm tires, including the new Earthmax SR 35, but also its ATV/UTV tire lineup.

News

Michelin Advances Tire Safety 'Beyond the Driving Test' in 40 States

Michelin North America Inc. and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the global governing body for motorsports, have secured the commitments of 40 U.S. states and the District of Columbia to include standard tire-safety information in driver’s manuals.

Article

Higher Raw Material and Tire Makers’ Prices Lead to Increased Tire Costs

According to the results of our survey, demand for passenger and light truck replacement tires declined slightly in January. Indeed, from a volume standpoint, the dealers reported they sold 0.1% fewer tires last month relative to the previous year’s period, following a slight increase in December and November. 

Figure 1: Identifying tire pressure sensor components. (Illustrations courtesy of Chrysler Corp.)
Article

TPMS: Chrysler/Jeep Wrangler – 2011-15

This tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on 2011-2015 Chrysler/Jeep Wranglers consists of sensors attached to each wheel through the valve stem mounting hole, a wireless control module (WCM) and a yellow TPMS telltale lamp.

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!