Yokohama Tire Corp. has added two sizes to the Yokohama 714R, which has been designed for urban pickup and delivery applications.
Unveiled earlier this year, the open shoulder drive tire is now available in sizes 225/70R19.5 (14) and 245/70R19.5 (16).
It features open shoulder grooves for enhanced wet and snow traction; a newly designed, wide tread pattern for optimal tread life; tie bar connectors that help minimize heel and toe wear; funnel-shaped step grooves to prevent casing damage; an advanced, proprietary compound that provides “significantly lower rolling resistance,” according to Yokohama officials; and more.
“The 714R was engineered to deliver all-weather traction, significantly longer wear and outstanding fuel efficiency,” says Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s senior manager of commercial and OTR product planning. “Each are important characteristics our regional pickup and delivery customers need.”