Yokohama’s iceGUARD iG51v makes U.S. debut
Yokohama Tire Corp. has added a new member to its winter tire line, the iceGUARD iG51v, which is now available in the U.S. in 13 sizes developed specifically for light trucks, SUVs and Crossover SUVs.
“The iceGUARD iG51v can take on any winter road,” said Andrew Biggs, Yokohama director of product planning. “Our engineers developed a new tread compound that maximizes road contact to improve performance in any condition.”
IceGUARD iG51v highlights include:
- A high-density reinforced compound that provides maximum contact between the road and tire, providing a stable tread block in all winter conditions.
- The dual-action shoulder groove has a zig-zag design on top to stabilize the blocks and create the ideal edge for slush and snow grip, while the lower part of the groove is straight for water evacuation.
- The interlocking 3D sipes and adaptive 3D sipes work in tandem to maximize surface area for improved stability and grip on icy roads.
- The variable angle center rib is designed to increase block rigidity and stability in dry weather conditions.
The IceGUARD iG51v is available in sizes ranging from 215/70R16 100T to 255/55R18 109T.