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Avid Ascend sizes matter to Yokohama

On March 1, 2012, the Yokohama Avid Ascend was launched nationwide in 45 T-, H- and V-rated sizes. The all-season touring tire was designed for a wide variety of vehicles from performance sedans to crossover vehicles and minivans.

All 45 sizes are manufactured at Yokohama Tire Corp.’s Salem, Va., plant. Here’s the size breakdown:

15-inch (11): 175/65R15 84T, P185/60R15 84T, P185/65R15 86T, 195/60R15 88H, P195/60R15, 195/65R15 91H, P195/65R15 89T, P205/65R15 92H, P205/65R15 92T, P205/70R15 95T and 215/70R15 98T.

16-inch (16): 185/55R16 83H, P195/60R16 89H, P205/55R16 89T, 205/55R16 91H, P205/60R16 91T, P205/60R16 91H, 215/55R16 97H XL, P215/60R16 94V, P215/60R16 94T, 215/65R16 98H, 225/60R16 98T, 225/60R16 98H, 225/65R16 100H XL, 225/70R16 103H, P235/60R16 99T and 235/65R16 103H.

17-inch (13):  205/50R17 93V XL, P215/50R17 93V XL, P215/55R17 93V, P215/60R17 95T, P215/65R17 98T, 225/45R17 91V, 225/50R17 94V, P225/55R17 95T, 225/65R17 102H, P225/60R17 98H, 235/45R17 97V XL, P235/60R17 103 HXL and 235/65R17 104H.

18-inch (five): P215/55R18 94H, P225/50R18 94T, P225/55R18 97H, P225/60R18 99H, and 235/55R18 100H.

Developed with the help of orange oil technology, the Ascend is a low rolling resistant tire, according to Fred Koplin, director of marketing communications.

“When tire rolling resistance is reduced, trade-offs can occur in traction, tread wear and handling. Lower rolling resistance requires design advancement to minimize the impact of these trades-offs.”

Koplin says Yokohama engineers have found a way to overcome these trade-offs in the AVID  Ascend.

“The tire delivers low rolling resistance and does so without sacrificing on all-season performance, superior comfort, enhanced traction and handling and long tread life.”

For more information on the tire’s features, click here.

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