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Yokohama gets smart with Smart Car fitment

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The Yokohama S. drive AS01 has been approved as original equipment on the Smart Fortwo for markets outside of Japan. The vehicle is produced by Daimler AG.

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. will supply the company with the S. drive line in sizes 175/50R16 77T for the front and 215/40R16 82T for the rear. This is the third time Yokohama's sport tires have been selected as OE by Daimler's Daimler-Smart subsidiary, including the Smart Fortwo Coupe Brabus released in 2002 and the Smart Fortwo Brabus in 2007.

Smart Fortwo is a two-seat micro compact car developed by Daimler-Smart in Germany. With a compact body less than three meters long and comfortable inner space, it boasts nimble drivability and outstanding safety to the standards of Mercedes-Benz, according to Yokohama.

Based on the S. drive, the S. drive AS01 was developed exclusively for the Smart Fortwo. Meeting the high technological standards required by Daimler-Smart, the S. drive AS01 provides the driving performance and wet grip expected from next-generation driving tires. The "MO" mark on the side of each tire signifies approval by Daimler.

As part of Yokohama Rubber's policy of developing environmentally sound products, the tires also exhibit both improved wear resistance and reduced rolling resistance compared to its previous generation tires.

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